Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,915,000
Catalog: KM-95
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.94grams
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
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1867 3CN MS obverse 1867 3CN MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production diminished just a bit from the previous year, this a response to the rapid retirement of three-cent fractional notes and the introduction in 1866 of a copper-nickel five-cent coin.

This date is noticeably more scarce in Mint State than the two earlier entries, as the novelty of Longacre's new coin had clearly worn off by 1867. Most example display so-so strikes, with weakness typically being seen on the lower curls of Liberty's hair and the Roman III. Frequent clashing of the dies and repolishing to remove these lines left the shallower features of the design partially effaced, as seen in the legend and some of the leaves on the specimen illustrated.

A minor doubled-die obverse variety is known, along with a few minor repunched dates, but this date is otherwise free of varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1867 3CN MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.95 18.00 20.40 27.60 40.80 40.80 60.00 72.00 76.80 88.80 103 125 138 175 265 680 1950 5010 - - -
$ 46.00 67.00 81.00 86.00 99.00 116 140 155 200 300 750 2150 5400 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 580
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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4/23/1997 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0939, 939/Lot# 1125 $49.05
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 988 $862.50
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 219 $172.50
2/3/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131307/Lot# 26072 $70.00
2/24/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 100622 $53.00
8/5/2013 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3442, 3442/Lot# 1095 $58.75
12/1/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131350/Lot# 22563 $105.75
6/9/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20132 $54.05


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