Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 725
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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1866 3CN PF obverse 1866 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Some 725 proofs of this denomination were included in sales of silver proof sets, but the number of additional pieces sold went unrecorded. It was probably not significant, as this date is fairly scarce. The coins were well made, however, as evidenced by the population of Cameo and Ultra Cameo pieces.

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Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1866 3CN PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 240 300 336 500 575 1310 2190 7800 - - -
$ - - - - - 260 330 370 550 630 1440 2410 8400 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 290
Low Grade: 60
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
1/15/2007 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 122, 127/Lot# 181 $586.50
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1082 $2,300.00
3/20/2011 NGC PF 64   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3033, 3033/Lot# 1293 $690.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1037 $2,530.00
2/7/2013 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1182/Lot# 3729 $4,259.38
4/24/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1184/Lot# 1404 $940.00
8/8/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(1), 1188/Lot# 3310 $822.50
11/10/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 148610 $687.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1866 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base76106139186241311351392420442469489539631725102119282449330253561632429658
8611715420426432436440142745147550556966282313232101273339869012207680
0000003644014274514755055696628231323210127333986901200
00000037841043446048252260069392216252275301746711266800
1866 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119159209268342431484537575600635659721835949130923852992397563121989136067
1321752282923714485015495836116436797598731069166725873319475410838252830
000000501549583611643679759873106916672587331947541083800
000000519562591623651700797911118920262789364755331536400
1866 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194255323409510629701768818851898930101011561303175330683796496370632450644296
214277351442549653723784829866908956105812051453219133104185566312877311020
00000072378482986690895610581205145321913310418556631287700
00000074580184088291998311071254160326293553457463631869100
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Grade: PF 65 UC
Points: 3068
Owner: McLaughlin
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 1309
Owner: rue henri
 
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