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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 3CN PF obverse 1869 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

600 examples were sold with the silver proof sets, and it may be assumed that some additional pieces were also distributed. This date seems to be more available than those preceding it, and a number of Cameo and Ultra Cameo coins have been certified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1869 3CN PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 216 270 300 365 475 880 1310 6140 - - -
$ - - - - - 240 300 330 410 520 970 1440 6600 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 355
Low Grade: 58
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
8/2/1997 PCGS Proof 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 5967 $2,012.50
3/5/2001 PCGS Proof 64   Teletrade Auction 1413, 1413/Lot# 1104 $370.60
5/31/2004 NGC Proof 65   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 438 $748.00
5/30/2012 NGC Proof 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 1318 $646.25
10/18/2012 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1175/Lot# 7741 $381.88
2/27/2014 PCGS Proof 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7243 $440.63
3/9/2014 PCGS Proof 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175721 $357.50
6/8/2014 PCGS Proof 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7034 $725.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7610613918624131135139242044246948953963171589113931808249141801278323118
8611715420426432436440142745147550556965977310581531203530547047162280
0000003644014274514755055696597731058153120353054704700
0000003784104344604825226006878321225166922633617991500
1869 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119159209268342431484537575600635659721835938115217532243304049801577528475
132175228292371448501549583611643679759869100913521916250836868578200080
00000050154958361164367975986910091352191625083686857800
000000519562591623651700797903108015522079277443331217600
1869 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194255323409510629701768818851898930101011561288155823022898385456111968135416
214277351442549653723784829866908956105812001378180625003216443910301249260
00000072378482986690895610581200137818062500321644391030100
00000074580184088291998311071244146820542699353550251499100
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Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2243
Owner: Fred Rush
 
Grade: PF 64 CA
Points: 1152
Owner: ronjuan18
 
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