Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,252,000
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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1868 3CN MS obverse 1868 3CN MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this coin type continued its slow but steady slide in 1868. Examples of this date are common in worn condition, but Mint State pieces are relatively scarce, with gems being rare.

The coin illustrated reveals prominent die-clash impressions on both sides. The polished out leaves and ribbons suggest that the die was subsequent lapped to reduce the clash marks.

A very minor doubled-die reverse is illustrated in the book by Kevin Flynn and Edward Fletcher, along with an equally unexciting repunched date, but this issue is otherwise not noted for varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1868 3CN MS
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Base $ 14.95 18.00 20.40 27.60 40.80 40.80 61.20 64.80 74.40 96.00 103 120 138 190 265 640 1370 6500 - - -
$ 46.00 69.00 73.00 83.00 108 116 135 155 220 295 700 1510 7000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 546
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 437 $219.00
2/23/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 5696 $1,495.00
3/28/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 7745 $517.50
6/26/2011 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3090, 3090/Lot# 1330 $115.00
12/4/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131150/Lot# 22038 $99.00
3/31/2013 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 745, 754/Lot# 48 $95.00
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193648 $485.10
7/11/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 5413 $88.13


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