Three Cent Piece
In 1865, the composition of the three cent coin was changed to nickel, which made the coin more durable and less susceptible to wear and tear. The design was also updated, with the Liberty Head motif replaced by a portrait of a shield, which was encircled by six stars and the Roman numeral III. Despite its usefulness in daily transactions, the three cent coin was eventually phased out of circulation due to its declining popularity and production costs. The last three cent nickel was minted in 1889, marking the end of an era in American coinage history.