Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 500
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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1865 3CN PF obverse 1865 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proofs of this date are rather scarce. The exact number sold will likely never be known, and all published figures are estimates based on the number of silver proof sets known to have been sold after this coin was authorized. These silver sets included all minor coins, as well.

It seems that all 1865 proofs are from an obverse die having at least three complete punchings, though little of this is visible on the two central numerals.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/6/2015

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1865 3CN PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 196
Low Grade: 61
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
9/15/2003 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 148 $748.00
9/23/2007 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2478 $6,037.50
2/10/2008 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1877 $6,612.50
4/27/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(2), 1154/Lot# 4341 $4,312.50
6/14/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2049 $4,140.00
2/11/2013 NGC PF 63   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3417, 3417/Lot# 1183 $1,550.00
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 792, 801/Lot# 442 $5,550.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3470 $10,868.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2272923694615727037818549089459941028123915051843216139024768574775432895552245
24831739949861572980587292096110051098132716171949274141905094634514680367180
0000008058729209611005109813271617194927414190509463451468000
0000008298909329771016116814161730205533214479542069442181700
1865 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base320406505624762923101911081174121712791319157118862285265746625647675387683435161891
348439544670815955104811301188123712921403167620192409332549906015742417295435310
00000010481130118812371292140316762019240933254990601574241729500
00000010781152120212581305148717812152253339935318638480962582300
1865 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base48259572988410631269138915011584163917151765207824642948339657706918820097234119574042
51963978094311311309142615281602166417311869220626253097418761527345870720213521440
00000014261528160216641731186922062625309741876152734587072021300
00000014631556162016891748197323352786324649786535777292153070400
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Grade: PF 65 UC
Points: 5770
Owner: Bob Hirsh
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 4768
Owner: Fred R
 
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