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
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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: 5/6/2015

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1866 3CN PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 285 315 400 580 1375 2350 7800 - - -
$ - - - - - - 335 450 650 1550 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 286
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
7/27/2002 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 6319 $2,990.00
1/30/2006 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 72, 77/Lot# 138 $26,450.00
2/27/2011 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 3021, 3021/Lot# 1291 $488.75
1/9/2013 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1181/Lot# 3349 $3,290.00
11/10/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 148610 $687.50
3/28/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5142 $1,997.50
9/22/2014 NGC PF 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1256 $748.00
2/5/2015 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1294 $1,175.00


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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