1868 3CN MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 05964893
PCGS#: 3734

Owner's Comments

1868 3CN MS66. Well struck and untoned, with lustrous pearl-gray surfaces that are essentially unmarked on both sides. A splendid Premium Gem example of this conditionally scarce issue. Population: 25 in 66, 1 finer (2/07).(

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1868 Three-Cent Nickel is a very common coin, with hundreds of certified Mint State example available to collectors.  Gems are relatively common, even up to MS66.  However, anything better is extremely rare -- the finest is a single PCGS MS67.

The overall strike quality for this date is slightly better than the 1867, but most examples still show incomplete lines in the "I"s on the reverse.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 3,252,000 Weight: 1.94 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
2
20
3
14
4
18
6
20
8
22
1
10
24
9
25
32
3
35
37
2
40
49
6
45
55
9
45+
56
50+
60
53+
65
55+
70
58+
82
62+
125
63+
180
64+
310
1
65+
775
1
66+
2,050

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 12,500 R-2.9 20 / 23 TIE 20 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 19 / 23 TIE 19 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 15 / 23 TIE 15 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade