Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
Catalog: KM-95
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.94 grams
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
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1868 3CN PF obverse 1868 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1868 is a very scarce date in the series of three-cent proofs. Some 600 were included within the silver proof sets of that year, and it appears that few, if any, were sold in addition to that figure.

These coins were well made, resulting in a small but collectable population of Cameo and Ultra Cameo specimens. The low value of these coins until the 1960s weighed against their preservation, and gems are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1868 3CN PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 228 276 312 390 540 1080 1780 4840 - - -
$ - - - - - 250 300 340 440 590 1190 1960 5200 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 277
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2001 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1403, 1403/Lot# 1094 $1,080.00
11/7/2003 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 5506 $1,495.00
6/2/2005 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 5398 $2,185.00
2/20/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 75, 80/Lot# 132 $1,219.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3306 $1,092.50
10/17/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1040 $1,265.00
1/26/2014 NGC PF 66   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 167250 $1,677.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76106139186241311351392420442469489551653764105117992294310850781561928336
8611715420426432436440142745147550958569085913001964256537648591198580
0000003644014274514755095856908591300196425653764859100
00000037841043446048253061972795515492129283644211210500
1868 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119159209268342431484537575600635659735861997134522332807375359971906934527
1321752282923714485015495836116436847779061113164124243122450110354242210
000000501549583611643684777906111316412424312245011035400
000000519562591623651709819951122919372615343752491471100
1868 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194255323409510629701768818851898930102811901363179928853582470067212355242513
214277351442549653723784829866908962108212471508216131173954537312331298720
00000072378482986690896210821247150821613117395453731233100
00000074580184088291999511361305165325233349432760471794100
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 2807
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 2233
Owner: McLaughlin
 
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