Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,173,000
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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1873 3CN MS obverse 1873 3CN MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

NGC now labels all 1873 nickel three-cent pieces as having either Closed 3 or Open 3 dates, and information about these coins will be found under those entries.

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1873 3CN MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.10 19.20 22.80 30.00 40.80 40.80 62.40 66.00 72.00 97.20 132 150 186 280 550 1100 3300 - - - -
$ 46.00 70.00 74.00 81.00 109 148 168 208 310 650 1225 3700 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 84
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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1/13/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0910, 910/Lot# 1119 $218.00
2/2/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1020, 1020/Lot# 1125 $305.20
2/11/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1023, 1023/Lot# 1128 $790.25
9/1/1999 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1206, 1206/Lot# 1088 $141.70
6/10/2000 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2000 June Long Beach Signature Sale #230, 230/Lot# 7076 $1,495.00
9/21/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 1310 $2,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33374145631021431792012342552723043955391081170726715338900415216
314384251761151551862122412602823344437191289202835606560110740
000000115155186212241260282334443719128920283560656000
000000129167193223248266293364491900149823494449778200
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