Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,609
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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1883 3CN PF obverse 1883 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

There's no mystery as to why this date has a dramatically higher proof mintage than any other in the series. The issuance of three different types of five-cent pieces during 1883 prompted far greater sales of the minor proof sets, and the three-cent piece simply came along for the ride. It is quite common in proof format, and only Cameo pieces are scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1883 3CN PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 190 200 210 220 250 275 360 425 600 860 1350 6750 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1512
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
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5/1/2003 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 5618 $1,495.00
9/14/2003 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1778, 1778/Lot# 1037 $418.00
9/19/2005 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 19-21, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 32/Lot# 1567 $920.00
9/21/2005 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 1468 $1,495.00
12/3/2009 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 December Houston, TX US Coin Auction #1132, 1132/Lot# 7279 $661.25
12/15/2013 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 782, 791/Lot# 134 $800.00
5/25/2014 NGC PF 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22125 $632.15
6/29/2014 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 200857 $363.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620642684725764941125217813122964117284
1231612092713464204695145475746046276566977388231044142822285295121880
000000469514547574604627656697738823104414282228529500
000000485526555585612634670711751882114816042675746800
1883 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16321227535144254961367471974979382084790094999712131586221237691208321629
17923330038147757063368972976380282986491696510691337179427316540152650
0000006336897297638028298649169651069133717942731654000
0000006537047397788118388829329811141146120033250931100
1883 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2623334205226447858709491008104711031138117312391303136316342097286047191577728193
285362454562691813896968102110651114114911951260132314531788235134798405199150
00000089696810211065111411491195126013231453178823513479840500
000000922988103410841126116112171281134315431942260540991209100
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 2675
Owner: dsgill
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 1799
Owner: bartlesvilleok
 
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