Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 960
Catalog: KM-95
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.94 grams
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1871 3CN PF obverse 1871 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

There's little difference in rarity between proofs and unworn currency pieces for this date, though collectors clearly favor the proofs. Most 1871 proofs are not as well made as in earlier years, and this would remain true for the next several dates. Cameo and Ultra Cameo examples are rare for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1871 3CN PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 192 240 288 350 465 890 1210 3670 - - -
$ - - - - - 215 260 320 390 520 980 1330 4000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 369
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9423


Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1995 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 Atlanta Signature Sale #133, 133/Lot# 5086 $852.50
6/19/2005 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2054, 2054/Lot# 1061 $962.50
4/26/2006 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 806 $1,955.00
10/13/2008 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 291, 297/Lot# 190 $1,109.75
9/6/2009 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2473 $920.00
2/15/2010 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 423 $833.75
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204319 $800.00
8/5/2014 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3235 $6,756.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base679412716722028232036038640643145052763176492516582124289747731456626421
7610514018424029433336839241443747556167581711691813238135228037185170
0000003333683924144374755616758171169181323813522803700
00000034637739942244350159671987114131968263941471130100
1871 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106143186244311395445492527551586609705835997119320682614351056521785232317
118157205266339411460503535562593641748889106214842250291242249718226730
00000046050353556259364174888910621484225029124224971800
000000476515543574601673791943112717762432321149381378500
1871 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17523029537546958164871376079183586599011561363160926853345441263452212139920
193251321406506603669728770805845906104512251445196729053700505611603280540
00000066972877080584590610451225144519672905370050561160300
00000069174478082085594811001294152723263125405657001686200
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Grade: PF 63
Points: 764
Owner: bartlesvilleok
 
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