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.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/7/2020

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1865 3CN PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 775 925 1300 1580 2250 4300 6000 15000 - - -
1865 3CN PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 1600 3200 4400 6300 15800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 8200 - -
1865 3CN PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4100 6300 7750 30500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 13700 40000 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 196
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: 5/4/2021 1865 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1784749113---126
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Total------------1784749113---126
 ------------1%6%6%37%39%9%2%--- 
1865 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------151013234---56
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---------------1------1
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Total-------------151113235---58
 -------------2%9%19%22%40%9%--- 
1865 3CN PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2642---14
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Total---------------2644---16
 ---------------13%38%25%25%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1865 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base320406505624762923101911081174121712791319157118862285265746625647675387683435161891
3484395446708159551048113011881237129214031676201924093325499060157424172954353164986
00000010481130118812371292140316762019240933254990601574241729500
00000010781152120212581305148717812152253339935318638480962582300
1865 3CN PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base48259572988410631269138915011584163917151765207824642948339657706918820097234119574042
519639780943113113091426152816021664173118692206262530974187615273458707202135214477744
00000014261528160216641731186922062625309741876152734587072021300
00000014631556162016891748197323352786324649786535777292153070400
1865 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2272923694615727037818549089459941028123915051843216139024768574775432895552245
248317399498615729805872920961100510981327161719492741419050946345146803671854857
0000008058729209611005109813271617194927414190509463451468000
0000008298909329771016116814161730205533214479542069442181700
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Grade: PF 65 UC
Points: 5770
Owner: Bob Hirsh
 
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