Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,609
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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1883 3CN PF obverse 1883 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

There's no mystery as to why this date has a dramatically higher proof mintage than any other in the series. The issuance of three different types of five-cent pieces during 1883 prompted far greater sales of the minor proof sets, and the three-cent piece simply came along for the ride. It is quite common in proof format, and only Cameo pieces are scarce.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/16/2019

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1883 3CN PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - 190 200 210 220 225 250 260 350 425 520 725 1150 6750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 400 460 650 960 1530 7250
1883 3CN PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 330 390 535 650 1050 6250 - -
1883 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5000 10000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1572
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/10/2019 1883 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----32148191155594355504295813--1440
----------------234---9
-----------------331--7
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Total-----32148191155594355506301884--1456
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %1 %0 %1 %4 %6 %24 %35 %21 %6 %0 %-- 
1883 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------4153452216--132
-----------------21---3
------------------1---1
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Total--------------4153454236--136
 --------------3 %11 %25 %40 %17 %4 %-- 
1883 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------------
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------------------1---1
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Total------------------1---1
 ------------------100 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/20/2003 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 5330 $1,020.00
12/7/2003 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1815, 1815/Lot# 1103 $467.50
2/15/2004 PCGS PF 67   Teletrade Auction 1844, 1844/Lot# 1054 $1,100.00
2/9/2006 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 449 $747.50
5/27/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 913 $575.00
8/15/2011 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 8064 $465.75
12/29/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 784, 793/Lot# 25 $750.00
1/19/2014 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 164969 $336.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119163209272342434487640663686709719774798966109113121589205545461208321629
134178230295373452538648671694712737782854100811651404174428857058152650
00000053864867169471273778285410081165140417442885705800
00000058965567870171675679091010491238149719003716957100
1883 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1311792272953694665226827097337567668268511027115713881676216047361577728193
147195250320401485575691717741759786834910107012341484183730198416199160
00000057569171774175978683491010701234148418373019841600
000000629700725748763806843968111413111580199938771209700
1883 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114719024831740445359762064266367472574990810281239150519534361964117284
12316120927134642050160562764966769173380294810981328165427566121121890
0000005016056276496676917338029481098132816542756612100
0000005496126356566707087418559881169141618043558788100
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 2055
Owner: jgrinz
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 1953
Owner: ronjuan18
 
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