Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
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 PF obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

All proofs of the 1873 three-cent piece have a Closed 3, but this is included for the sake of clarity. An Open 3 logotype was subsequently used for currency pieces, but enough proofs had been made up to that time that no further pieces were needed.

This date is noticeably more available than preceding issues, and even gems are fairly plentiful. It's almost certain that several hundred additional proofs were coined beyond the 1,100 included in the silver proof sets.

The date is very faintly repunched on many proofs, but this is of little interest and no premium value.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF
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1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF CA
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 458
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------41338165107363---366
----------------11----2
-----------------21---3
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Total------------41338165108394---371
 ------------1%4%10%44%29%11%1%--- 
1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------32240234---92
------------------1---1
----------------121---4
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Total--------------32241256---97
 --------------3%23%42%26%6%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF CA
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Base102135183234301384431479515537570593690835938103318732385322052381639029644
113151200256328399447491522548577625738869969131320432663389289552080831126
0000004474915225485776257388699691313204326633892895500
000000463503529559585657786903100115932214294145651267200
1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF UC
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Base17122328536345656563169574177281584497111561288140824483068406858932040436788
1882433113944925876527107517868248861032120013281754265434014676107302586538627
00000065271075178682488610321200132817542654340146761073000
00000067372576180083492810941244136821012861373452841556700
1873 CLOSED 3 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base128513261367140814511494153915831683177618861969204822682455265729363747526457471330924120
129913401381142214651509155416161714181319141995212123302522275032064253542582681691325326
0000001554161617141813191419952121233025222750320642535425826800
00000015681650174518491941202221952393259028433477475855861078800
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Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2385
Owner: souderdude
 
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