Coin Specifications

Category: Nickel Three Cents (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,960
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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1887 3CN PF obverse 1887 3CN PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The non-overdated variety forms a minority of the 1887 three-cent proofs. Walter Breen noted that these were the first examples coined, as they were formerly found among the complete proof sets of that year, nearly all of which have since been broken up into certified singles. This issue is also notably more rare than the overdate, though the popularity of the latter has nearly evened-out their values.

Gems are very scarce, cameo pieces almost non-collectable.

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Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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1887 3CN PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 366
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/18/2021 1887 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----1---112364615699365---356
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Total-----1---1123646156102365---359
 -----0%---0%0%1%1%2%13%43%28%10%1%--- 
1887 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------541----10
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Total---------------541----10
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 3CN PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base183237304386484597667733781813858888905925949104418862399323952661659929899
201259331418521620689749791828868893911933980132420572679391490432103231394
0000006897497918288688939119339801324205726793914904300
000000711765802843878899918941101216052228295945901282100
1887 3CN PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base28836645857069984994010241087112711851222124612711303142124643086409159242065037090
314396495613749879968104511001146119712301254128113421768267134214702108322613038945
0000009681045110011461197123012541281134217682671342147021083200
0000009961066111311651209123812621292138121162878375653131574100
1887 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12316321227535144249754958661364867468870572580215051941266344321349024342
136179233300381460514561595624656678693711750103616502181325274511710725559
0000005145615956246566786937117501036165021813252745100
00000053157360463666568369971877612701795242238421047000
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 1941
Owner: Moxking
 
Grade: PF 64
Points: 802
Owner: ronjuan18
 
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