Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,150
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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1876 3CN PF obverse 1876 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

For tourists attending the Independence Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, this often included numerous side trips. Among these was almost always a tour of the U. S. Mint, where many persons purchased proof sets to mark the historic 1876 date. This accounts for the spike in sales of silver proof sets to more than a thousand.

This issue is relatively common, with only those from the 1880s being more plentiful. As may be seen from the example illustrated, some of these proofs are of outstanding quality and display excellent contrast between brilliant fields and frosted devices.

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Last Updated: 4/30/2019

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1876 3CN PF
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1876 3CN PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 400
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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: 5/11/2021 1876 3CN PF
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Base---------1211193311896273---301
----------------13----4
----------------1-----1
------------------1---1
Total---------1211193311898304---307
 ---------0%1%0%0%6%11%38%32%10%1%--- 
1876 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------172035195---87
----------------153---9
-----------------1----1
-----------------1----1
Total-------------172036268---98
 -------------1%7%20%37%27%8%--- 
1876 3CN PF UC
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Base----------------282---12
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-----------------1----1
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Total----------------293---14
 ----------------14%64%21%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 3CN PF CA
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Base102135183234301384431479515537570593690835938108818542360319151971633429535
113151200256328399447491522548577625738869988134320222637385989092073431012
0000004474915225485776257388699881343202226373859890900
000000463503529559585657786903103815982191291445281262100
1876 3CN PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17122328536345656563169574177281584497111561288147724253039403458482033836660
1882433113944925876527107517868248861032120013511793262933704638106782577838493
00000065271075178682488610321200135117932629337046381067800
00000067372576180083492810941244141421092834370252431550800
1876 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base678912316321227231134837539241843751563171583814771907262143711326124026
74100136179232285323357380400424463553659756105116202145320473341684925227
0000003233573804004244635536597561051162021453204733400
00000033536638640943048959268779712641763238337871029700
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Grade: PF 66 ULTRA CAMEO
Points: 3039
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2914
Owner: Mile High Collection
 
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