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Obverse of 1868 Three Cents - Nickel     Reverse of 1868 Three Cents - Nickel


1868 THREE CENTS - NICKEL

PCGS Nos: 3734, 3764

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,252,000
Proofs: 
estimated 600+

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Nickel - 25%
Copper - 75%

Weight: 30 grains (1.9 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at the Philadelphia, PA Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 11 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 5 PRCA-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5997, not plated, sold for $833.75

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1450

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1451

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1452

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1453

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 77, illustrated, sold for $1,380.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 188, illustrated, sold for $1,265.00

NGC Proof-64 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1320 sold for $460.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7803, not illustrated, sold for $431.25

MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5499, not illustrated, sold for $603.75

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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