Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
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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1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

All proofs of the 1873 three-cent piece have a Closed 3, but this is included for the sake of clarity. An Open 3 logotype was subsequently used for currency pieces, but enough proofs had been made up to that time that no further pieces were needed.

This date is noticeably more available than preceding issues, and even gems are fairly plentiful. It's almost certain that several hundred additional proofs were coined beyond the 1,100 included in the silver proof sets.

The date is very faintly repunched on many proofs, but this is of little interest and no premium value.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 204 240 282 365 440 880 1460 4620 - - -
$ - - - - - 220 260 310 410 480 970 1610 5000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 439
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7248
8/9/2014 PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3226


Auction Prices Realized

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6/15/2004 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24064, 24064/Lot# 11256 $308.20
4/18/2005 NGC PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #35, 39/Lot# 113 $1,368.50
9/17/2008 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 583 $1,265.00
10/27/2010 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2010 October Stamford Coinfest Signature US Coin Auction #1145, 1145/Lot# 3962 $1,380.00
1/30/2011 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1227 $368.00
2/27/2011 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3021, 3021/Lot# 1297 $414.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8047 $345.00
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 154894 $825.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base678912316321227231134837539241843751563171579314941928264644071330924120
7410013617923228532335738040042446355365974110261638216732337374169120
0000003233573804004244635536597411026163821673233737400
00000033536638640943048959268776712601783240638201034100
1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102135183234301384431479515537570593690835938103318732385322052381639029644
11315120025632839944749152254857762573886996913132043266338928955208080
0000004474915225485776257388699691313204326633892895500
000000463503529559585657786903100115932214294145651267200
1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17122328536345656563169574177281584497111561288140824483068406858932040436788
188243311394492587652710751786824886103212001328175426543401467610730258650
00000065271075178682488610321200132817542654340146761073000
00000067372576180083492810941244136821012861373452841556700
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Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 863
Owner: jerms819
 
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