Coin Specifications

Category: Three Cent Nickels (1865-1889)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
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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1874 3CN PF obverse 1874 3CN PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In addition to the 700 pieces sold as part of the silver proof sets, it's likely that an equal number were sold separately within the minor proof sets. Examples are fairly plentiful, and even gems have survived in collectable numbers.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1874 3CN PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 200 210 240 285 380 475 775 1225 6700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 410 525 875 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 332
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
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1/3/2006 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 1141 $632.50
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1088 $977.50
2/7/2008 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 219, 225/Lot# 5090 $345.00
3/28/2009 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 464 $1,265.00
12/28/2011 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 3198, 3198/Lot# 1151 $517.50
10/17/2012 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1053 $1,121.25
1/12/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/12/2014, 180/Lot# 163458 $370.26
12/3/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7196 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 3CN PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base678912316321227231134837539241843751563172589113631769244541141259022780
7410013617923228532335738040042446355366278010481498199430016939159860
0000003233573804004244635536627801048149819943001693900
0000003353663864094304895926938351205163322193557976400
1874 3CN PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base102135183234301384431479515537570593690835949115217192197298749031554928079
113151200256328399447491522548577625738873101613411878246036258451197250
00000044749152254857762573887310161341187824603625845100
000000463503529559585657786911108415302037272342641200000
1874 3CN PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17122328536345656563169574177281584497111561303155822592843379155281941534952
188243311394492587652710751786824886103212051388179124533159437010157245940
00000065271075178682488610321205138817912453315943701015700
00000067372576180083492810941254147320252648347549491478600
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Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2197
Owner: Fred R
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1769
Owner: ronjuan18
 
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