Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,604,000
Catalog: KM-95
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.94grams
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 3CN MS obverse 1869 3CN MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this date is just half of what it had been for 1868, a clear indication that additional pieces were being made solely to replace those lost through normal attrition and redemption. Mint State examples are moderately scarce, while gems are very elusive.

With its smaller coinage, the 1869 three-cent piece seems to have fewer poorly struck and heavily clashed coins than in previous years. Varieties are more numerous than expected, and the better ones are recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1869 3CN MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.10 19.20 22.80 28.80 40.80 40.80 62.40 66.00 76.80 94.80 110 130 168 205 295 790 1630 8780 - - -
$ 46.00 70.00 74.00 86.00 106 124 150 188 230 330 870 1790 9500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 390
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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9/16/2007 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #67094, 67094/Lot# 23040 $149.50
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 114 $287.50
10/13/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(4), 1160/Lot# 7536 $747.50
3/11/2012 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 1295 $86.25
3/10/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/10/2013, 65/Lot# 104266 $37.00
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 737 $1,825.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3631 $123.38
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 199078 $125.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162437506712718323026230833636642346364213031969291047931125519555
1318284155871451982402773173463854365228621525228235376947140210
000000145198240277317346385436522862152522823537694700
0000001642142512923263564044495821082174725964165910100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 642
Owner: bartlesvilleok
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 539
Owner: Greg Dissinger
 
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