Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 500
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.9400g
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
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1865 3CN PF obverse 1865 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proofs of this date are rather scarce. The exact number sold will likely never be known, and all published figures are estimates based on the number of silver proof sets known to have been sold after this coin was authorized. These silver sets included all minor coins, as well.

It seems that all 1865 proofs are from an obverse die having at least three complete punchings, though little of this is visible on the two central numerals.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1865 3CN PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 775 1010 1310 1600 2250 4300 4725 15000 - - -
1865 3CN PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1600 3200 4400 6300 15800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 8200 - -
1865 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3750 6300 7500 30500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 13700 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 189
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1865 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1684649113---124
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Total------------1684649113---124
 ------------1 %5 %6 %37 %40 %9 %2 %--- 
1865 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------151013192---50
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Total-------------151113193---52
 -------------2 %10 %21 %25 %37 %6 %--- 
1865 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2652---15
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Total---------------2653---16
 ---------------13 %38 %31 %19 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/4/2006 NGC PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 103, 108/Lot# 386 $6,900.00
2/10/2008 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1877 $6,612.50
2/2/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7730 $488.75
5/30/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3273 $4,025.00
5/30/2012 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3272 $3,593.75
2/11/2013 NGC PF 63   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3417, 3417/Lot# 1183 $1,550.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4034 $11,750.00
10/31/2016 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1241/Lot# 5150 $3,995.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base320406505624762923101911081174121712791319157118862285265746625647675387683435161891
348439544670815955104811301188123712921403167620192409332549906015742417295435310
00000010481130118812371292140316762019240933254990601574241729500
00000010781152120212581305148717812152253339935318638480962582300
1865 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base48259572988410631269138915011584163917151765207824642948339657706918820097234119574042
51963978094311311309142615281602166417311869220626253097418761527345870720213521440
00000014261528160216641731186922062625309741876152734587072021300
00000014631556162016891748197323352786324649786535777292153070400
1865 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2272923694615727037818549089459941028123915051843216139024768574775432895552245
24831739949861572980587292096110051098132716171949274141905094634514680367180
0000008058729209611005109813271617194927414190509463451468000
0000008298909329771016116814161730205533214479542069442181700
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Grade: PF 65 UC
Points: 5770
Owner: Bob Hirsh
 
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