Produced at the height of the Civil War, this historic 1864 cent was the final copper-nickel type issued. Later issues produced that year were 95% copper, as nickel was needed for armaments. Just 13.7 million of these pennies were output during that transitional year. Because much of American coinage had been stashed away due to the ongoing conflict, just a tiny fraction have survived today in collectible quality. Our Good quality retains basic designs and clear dates and inscriptions.