Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 228,000
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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1875 3CN MS obverse 1875 3CN MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1875 was the year that witnessed the return of fractional silver coins to circulation, as their value finally equalized with that of paper money. This nearly destroyed the demand for three-cent pieces, and this date's mintage reflects the changing of the guard.

While examples of the 1875 three-cent piece are quite scarce in the higher circulated grades, both the number and quality of Mint State survivors are higher than one would expect. This is entirely unexplained.

Only one variety is known, but it's a good one: the flag of a duplicate numeral 1 is seen projecting from Liberty's neck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/18/2013

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1875 3CN MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 17.25 21.60 25.20 32.40 50.40 50.40 78.00 87.60 108 132 168 180 225 300 475 850 1700 11020 - - -
$ 56.00 87.00 98.00 121 148 188 202 260 360 585 975 2050 11900 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 233
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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11/10/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(1), 1211/Lot# 3173


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4/2/1993 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions '93 National Gold Convention Bullet #102, 102/Lot# 107 $715.00
8/14/1999 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Bullet Sale #206, 206/Lot# 1080 $517.50
10/18/1999 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1224, 1224/Lot# 1117 $109.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 214 $632.50
3/4/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23032, 23032/Lot# 13041 $603.75
11/2/2004 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24112, 24112/Lot# 11392 $1,662.90
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 327 $178.25
11/9/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10373 $243.80
6/2/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 119278 $36.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base122028415410216322029233639843746348951570513212009300949351161420053
14223245701221822443063564114454714975789101550234236517161144270
000000182244306356411445471497578910155023423651716100
0000002012683213774244544805066411115177926754293938700
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 489
Owner: bartlesvilleok
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 304
Owner: NorthIowaCoins
 
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