Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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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1869 3CN PF obverse 1869 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

600 examples were sold with the silver proof sets, and it may be assumed that some additional pieces were also distributed. This date seems to be more available than those preceding it, and a number of Cameo and Ultra Cameo coins have been certified.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1869 3CN PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 215 270 275 370 450 865 1400 4400 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 410 535 1050 - - -
1869 3CN PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 330 390 715 910 4700 - - -
1869 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 845 1020 1880 7500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 365
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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 1869 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-16171077810----220
----------------11----2
------------------1---1
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Total----------1-161710779111---223
 ----------0 %-0 %3 %8 %48 %35 %5 %0 %--- 
1869 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------152253381---120
----------------232---7
----------------12----3
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Total-------------152256433---130
 -------------1 %4 %17 %43 %33 %2 %--- 
1869 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------43135---25
----------------111---3
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Total---------------44146---28
 ---------------14 %14 %50 %21 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/4/2007 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2335, 2335/Lot# 1182 $1,120.00
11/5/2007 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 192, 198/Lot# 130 $471.50
9/4/2011 NGC PF 61   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 810 $529.00
10/17/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1042 $1,178.75
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1189/Lot# 3475 $1,762.50
7/27/2014 NGC PF 66   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 203632 $1,072.50
1/7/2015 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9420 $822.50
8/10/2016 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3352 $2,820.00
2/22/2018 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1272/Lot# 3257 $1,140.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119159209268342431484537575600635659721835938115217532243304049801577528475
132175228292371448501549583611643679759869100913521916250836868578200080
00000050154958361164367975986910091352191625083686857800
000000519562591623651700797903108015522079277443331217600
1869 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base194255323409510629701768818851898930101011561288155823022898385456111968135416
214277351442549653723784829866908956105812001378180625003216443910301249260
00000072378482986690895610581200137818062500321644391030100
00000074580184088291998311071244146820542699353550251499100
1869 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7610613918624131135139242044246948953963171589113931808249141801278323118
8611715420426432436440142745147550556965977310581531203530547047162280
0000003644014274514755055696597731058153120353054704700
0000003784104344604825226006878321225166922633617991500
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Grade: PF 64 CA
Points: 1152
Owner: ronjuan18
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 1152
Owner: souderdude
 
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