Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,609
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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1883 3CN PF obverse 1883 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

There's no mystery as to why this date has a dramatically higher proof mintage than any other in the series. The issuance of three different types of five-cent pieces during 1883 prompted far greater sales of the minor proof sets, and the three-cent piece simply came along for the ride. It is quite common in proof format, and only Cameo pieces are scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1883 3CN PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 184 190 210 252 270 294 330 400 440 590 815 1260 5530 - -
$ - 206 213 230 280 300 320 360 440 480 650 925 1390 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1496
Low Grade: 53
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
9/2/2014 PF 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131435/Lot# 21055
9/2/2014 PF 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131435/Lot# 21483
9/6/2014 PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 3790


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
1/12/2005 PCGS PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 5656 $6,037.50
1/3/2006 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 1211 $747.50
3/1/2006 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 279 $632.50
4/12/2009 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2678, 2678/Lot# 1259 $488.75
7/27/2013 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30209 $475.88
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 612 $747.50
12/29/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 25 $750.00
1/19/2014 PCGS PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 164945 $254.24


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620642684725764941125217813122964117284
1231612092713464204695145475746046276566977388231044142822285295121880
000000469514547574604627656697738823104414282228529500
000000485526555585612634670711751882114816042675746800
1883 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16321227535144254961367471974979382084790094999712131586221237691208321629
17923330038147757063368972976380282986491696510691337179427316540152650
0000006336897297638028298649169651069133717942731654000
0000006537047397788118388829329811141146120033250931100
1883 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2623334205226447858709491008104711031138117312391303136316342097286047191577728193
285362454562691813896968102110651114114911951260132314531788235134798405199150
00000089696810211065111411491195126013231453178823513479840500
000000922988103410841126116112171281134315431942260540991209100
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 2675
Owner: dsgill
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 1985
Owner: Martens
 
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