Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,252,000
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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1868 3CN MS obverse 1868 3CN MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of this coin type continued its slow but steady slide in 1868. Examples of this date are common in worn condition, but Mint State pieces are relatively scarce, with gems being rare.

The coin illustrated reveals prominent die-clash impressions on both sides. The polished out leaves and ribbons suggest that the die was subsequent lapped to reduce the clash marks.

A very minor doubled-die reverse is illustrated in the book by Kevin Flynn and Edward Fletcher, along with an equally unexciting repunched date, but this issue is otherwise not noted for varieties.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/21/2020

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1868 3CN MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 14.00 18.50 21.00 28.00 47.00 62.00 68.00 75.00 95.00 105 125 130 190 250 595 1215 8600 - - -
$ 50.00 - - 85.00 - - - 155 220 330 775 3200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 646
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 7/7/2020 1868 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--15723661162566-229910717459137---646
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Total--15723661162566-229910717461137---648
 --2%1%4%1%1%2%1%4%10%-3%15%17%27%9%2%1%--- 

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