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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Last Updated: 9/18/2020

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1883 3CN PF
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Base $ - - - - - 190 200 210 220 225 250 260 350 425 560 800 1150 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 400 460 650 960 1350 7250
1883 3CN PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 330 390 535 650 1050 5300 - -
1883 3CN PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5000 12100 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1585
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1883 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----33149181155696363506293793--1450
----------------354---12
---------------1-341--9
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Total-----33149181155696364509301874--1471
 -----0%0%0%0%1%1%0%1%4%7%25%35%20%6%0%-- 
1883 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------4153454217--135
-----------------21---3
------------------1---1
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Total--------------4153456237--139
 --------------3%11%24%40%17%5%-- 
1883 3CN PF UC
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Base-----------------------
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Total------------------1---1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119163209272342434487640663686709719774798966109113121589205545461208321629
134178230295373452538648671694712737782854100811651404174428857058152650
00000053864867169471273778285410081165140417442885705800
00000058965567870171675679091010491238149719003716957100
1883 3CN PF UC
 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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