Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 390,000
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 CLOSED 3 3CN MS obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 3CN MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Early in 1873 the chief coiner complained to the Engraving Department that numeral 3 in that year's logotypes for each coin looked too much like an 8, so replacement were delivered within a few weeks. It has been estimated that about a third of this year's mintage of three-cent pieces was struck with the Closed 3 logotype shown here. While certainly not rare, it is slightly more scarce than the Open 3 edition that succeeded it. Gems are quite rare.

The sole variety known for 1873 has this logotype, and it features distinctly repunched numerals 18.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1873 CLOSED 3 3CN MS
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Base $ 15.55 17.55 20.25 32.50 43.00 58.00 61.00 85.00 110 140 160 195 260 425 1090 2650 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 124
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 60
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 1873 CLOSED 3 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-3221416-3213-12142510881---124
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Total-3221416-3213-12142510881---124
 -2 %2 %2 %11 %1 %5 %-2 %2 %10 %-10 %11 %20 %8 %6 %6 %1 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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8/1/1999 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1193, 1193/Lot# 1050 $1,242.00
1/9/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Sale #280, 280/Lot# 5759 $2,127.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 325 $149.50
10/23/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131144/Lot# 20104 $99.00
1/19/2012 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 655, 662/Lot# 7006 $2,001.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6779 $155.10
2/26/2017 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131710/Lot# 21106 $352.50


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