Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,173,000
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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1873 3CN MS obverse 1873 3CN MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

NGC now labels all 1873 nickel three-cent pieces as having either Closed 3 or Open 3 dates, and information about these coins will be found under those entries.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/22/2019

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1873 3CN MS
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Base $ 16.50 20.00 23.00 28.00 43.00 62.50 67.00 75.00 100.00 135 150 190 290 550 1150 3000 - - - -
$ 50.00 - - 80.00 110 - 165 210 320 675 1400 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 81
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1873 3CN MS
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Base----------2-221641153----81
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Total----------2-221641153----81
 ----------2 %-2 %2 %20 %51 %19 %4 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/11/1998 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1048, 1048/Lot# 1187 $239.80
5/9/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 1394 $3,680.00
11/25/2012 NGC Details XF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/25/2012, 50/Lot# 81550 $33.00
2/3/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7269 $646.25
9/22/2014 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 22-25, 2013 September Pre Long Beach, 75/Lot# 1260 $833.75
11/2/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1261/Lot# 16187 $4,080.00


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