1881 3CN AU58

CERTIFICATION#: 19132760
PCGS#: 3749

Owner's Comments

Fully struck.CAC sticker.Purchased from Knightly Numismatics in March 2013.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1881 Three Cent Nickel has an extremely high mintage for an era when mintages of less than 10,000 coins were common.  With over 1 million coins minted, the 1881 has the seventh highest mintage of the series.  As a result, collectors will have no difficulty locating a nice example of this date at a reasonable price.  The typical Mint State grade is MS-64, with a decreasing but fairly equal distribution of grades on either side.  On the high end, the finest examples certified by PCGS (as of December 2011) are seven MS-67s.

 

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,077,000 Weight: 1.94 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
4
18
6
19
8
20
12
23
25
28
4
45+
53
50+
58
53
62
15
53+
63
55+
71
58+
90
62+
152
63+
200
1
64+
325
2
65+
825
66+
2,250

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 6,000 R-3.8 17 / 23 17 / 23
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 21 / 23 TIE 21 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 22 / 23 22 / 23

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade