Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
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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1874 3CN PF obverse 1874 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

In addition to the 700 pieces sold as part of the silver proof sets, it's likely that an equal number were sold separately within the minor proof sets. Examples are fairly plentiful, and even gems have survived in collectable numbers.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1874 3CN PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 200 210 240 260 380 475 775 1225 6700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 410 525 875 - - -
1874 3CN PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 330 390 650 880 5625 - - -
1874 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6250 8750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 327
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1874 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------216368490261---246
---------------121----4
----------------1-----1
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Total-----------216368593271---251
 -----------1 %0 %2 %14 %34 %37 %11 %0 %--- 
1874 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------131427295---79
-----------------2----2
-----------------11---2
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Total-------------131427326---83
 -------------1 %4 %17 %33 %39 %7 %--- 
1874 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------------2---2
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Total------------------2---2
 ------------------100 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/28/1999 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1180, 1180/Lot# 1162 $163.50
9/17/2008 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 587 $816.50
2/11/2010 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 453, 459/Lot# 7060 $690.00
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 814 $575.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30205 $504.08
1/12/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 163458 $370.26
1/18/2015 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131504/Lot# 27173 $329.00
8/2/2017 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2017 August 2 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Denver Session(6), 1258/Lot# 7209 $540.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102135183234301384431479515537570593690835949115217192197298749031554928079
113151200256328399447491522548577625738873101613411878246036258451197250
00000044749152254857762573887310161341187824603625845100
000000463503529559585657786911108415302037272342641200000
1874 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17122328536345656563169574177281584497111561303155822592843379155281941534952
188243311394492587652710751786824886103212051388179124533159437010157245940
00000065271075178682488610321205138817912453315943701015700
00000067372576180083492810941254147320252648347549491478600
1874 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base678912316321227231134837539241843751563172589113631769244541141259022780
7410013617923228532335738040042446355366278010481498199430016939159860
0000003233573804004244635536627801048149819943001693900
0000003353663864094304895926938351205163322193557976400
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 1769
Owner: ronjuan18
 
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