Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 790,000
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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1874 3CN MS obverse 1874 3CN MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The pattern set in 1872 continued through this year, with annual mintages for the three-cent piece of approximately one million, give or take. These were simply replacements for those coins lost or not found fit for reissue after being redeemed. There was no actual increase in demand for this denomination.

Most survivors are slightly less than fully struck. The example illustrated reveals the die-clash impressions so common to the early dates but less often seen after the 1860s. Gems of this date are quite rare.

Varieties are limited to two, rather minor repunched dates.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 5/5/2015

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1874 3CN MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 17.25 20.40 24.00 31.20 45.00 65.00 70.00 80.00 110 170 200 230 410 1300 3350 15000 - - -
$ 50.00 - - 90.00 120 - 215 260 525 1700 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 181
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/2/2001 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1512, 1512/Lot# 1048 $728.00
1/7/2004 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #336, 336/Lot# 5063 $1,265.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 227 $218.50
11/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7715 $164.50
6/23/2013 PCGS Genuine F   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 123238 $11.00
10/30/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 4032 $3,525.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12162437506712718324127833336640945050278315582335344755631328123146
13182841558714520225329634438042246759510411817270541528135165690
0000001452022532963443804224675951041181727054152813500
00000016422126531435539443648468912992076307648571070800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 783
Owner: bartlesvilleok
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 450
Owner: Michael C Jones
 
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