Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,915,000
Catalog: KM-95
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 1.94g
Diameter: 17.9mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1867 3CN MS obverse 1867 3CN MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Production diminished just a bit from the previous year, this a response to the rapid retirement of three-cent fractional notes and the introduction in 1866 of a copper-nickel five-cent coin.

This date is noticeably more scarce in Mint State than the two earlier entries, as the novelty of Longacre's new coin had clearly worn off by 1867. Most example display so-so strikes, with weakness typically being seen on the lower curls of Liberty's hair and the Roman III. Frequent clashing of the dies and repolishing to remove these lines left the shallower features of the design partially effaced, as seen in the legend and some of the leaves on the specimen illustrated.

A minor doubled-die obverse variety is known, along with a few minor repunched dates, but this date is otherwise free of varieties.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2015

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1867 3CN MS
Base $ 15.00 18.50 21.00 28.00 43.00 60.00 72.00 77.00 90.00 105 125 140 170 280 780 1900 5600 - - -
$ 50.00 - - 86.00 100.00 - - 155 200 325 950 - - -

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Total Graded: 630
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

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2/20/2005 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 988 $862.50
3/19/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 March Dallas, TX Final Session #433, 433/Lot# 7230 $230.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 9701 $84.00
6/24/2012 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3299, 3299/Lot# 1212 $100.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1181/Lot# 3338 $3,818.75
1/19/2014 PCGS VF 20   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 165002 $26.00
2/9/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 790, 799/Lot# 851 $575.00
7/18/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers IAuction 3491, 6042/Lot# 21055 $117.50
8/31/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 217352 $150.00

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