Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 228,000
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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1875 3CN MS obverse 1875 3CN MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

1875 was the year that witnessed the return of fractional silver coins to circulation, as their value finally equalized with that of paper money. This nearly destroyed the demand for three-cent pieces, and this date's mintage reflects the changing of the guard.

While examples of the 1875 three-cent piece are quite scarce in the higher circulated grades, both the number and quality of Mint State survivors are higher than one would expect. This is entirely unexplained.

Only one variety is known, but it's a good one: the flag of a duplicate numeral 1 is seen projecting from Liberty's neck.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/24/2020

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1875 3CN MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 22.00 25.00 28.00 45.00 57.00 92.00 95.00 110 130 185 195 215 300 425 975 2150 14000 - - -
$ 57.00 - 100.00 120 145 - 200 260 360 500 1200 2450 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 250
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 7/7/2020 1875 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1362222912-421309641163---250
------------------1---1
---------------1-1----2
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Total--1362222912-421309741174---253
 --0%1%2%1%1%1%1%4%5%-2%8%12%38%16%7%2%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 3CN MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base122028415410216322029233639843746348951570513212009300949351161420053
14223245701221822443063564114454714975789101550234236517161144270
000000182244306356411445471497578910155023423651716100
0000002012683213774244544805066411115177926754293938700
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 336
Owner: Steve's Excellent Collections
 
Grade: XF 40
Points: 102
Owner: Two B's Coins
 
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