Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,915,000
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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1867 3CN MS obverse 1867 3CN MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Production diminished just a bit from the previous year, this a response to the rapid retirement of three-cent fractional notes and the introduction in 1866 of a copper-nickel five-cent coin.

This date is noticeably more scarce in Mint State than the two earlier entries, as the novelty of Longacre's new coin had clearly worn off by 1867. Most example display so-so strikes, with weakness typically being seen on the lower curls of Liberty's hair and the Roman III. Frequent clashing of the dies and repolishing to remove these lines left the shallower features of the design partially effaced, as seen in the legend and some of the leaves on the specimen illustrated.

A minor doubled-die obverse variety is known, along with a few minor repunched dates, but this date is otherwise free of varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/5/2019

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1867 3CN MS
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Base $ 14.00 18.50 21.00 28.00 47.00 60.00 70.00 80.00 90.00 105 125 130 165 260 780 1900 6250 - - -
$ 50.00 - - 86.00 100.00 - - 155 200 325 950 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 685
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1867 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-18112551677278713410412417737103---684
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Total-18112551677278713410412417938103---687
 -0 %1 %2 %4 %1 %2 %1 %1 %4 %13 %0 %5 %15 %18 %26 %6 %1 %0 %--- 
1867 3CN MS Prooflike
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Base---------------1------1
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 ---------------100 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
5/2/2001 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21052, 21052/Lot# 2165 $185.00
10/18/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1950, 1950/Lot# 1127 $220.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 988 $862.50
7/18/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #46, 50/Lot# 202 $198.38
1/6/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 7479 $488.75
12/29/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 161260 $30.25
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3626 $182.13
8/31/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217352 $150.00


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