- USA Coin Book
- Three Cents
- Nickel Three Cent
- 1887-P : 7 Over 6
1887 Nickel Three Cent Three Cents : 7 Over 6
Copper Nickel Pieces
Metal Composition: 75% Copper - 25% Nickel
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.94 grams
What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
The 1887/6 overdate error is one of the major varieties of the 1887 Nickel Three Cent Piece. This coin features an 1887 date stamped over a 1886 date. Part of the underlying "6" is still visible under the "7". Some strikes are strong and easy to identify such as the one depicted above. Although some strikes are much weaker and much harder to identify.
USA Coin Book estimated value of 1887 Nickel Three Cent Piece (7 Over 6 Variety) is worth $282 in average condition and can be worth $523 or more in uncirculated (MS+) mint condition. Proof coins can be worth $566 or more. Click here to learn how to use coin price charts. Also, click here to learn about grading coins. The Melt Value shown below is how valuable the coin's metal is worth (bare minimum value of coin). Click here to see the Melt Value of every US coin.
MELT VALUE: $0.0147
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