1866 3CN MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 12435299
PCGS#: 3732

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1866 Three-Cent Nickel is one of the most common dates in the series, but it is much less common than the 1865 and several of the dates in the 1880's.  Nonetheless, collectors should have an easy time locating Mint State examples, where MS-63 and MS-64 seem to be the most common Mint State grades.  The finest examples certified by PCGS include a pair of MS-67s.

Clashed dies are the norm for this date, ranging from light clashing to heavy clashing and worn dies.  The present writer cannot recall ever seeing an unclashed 1866 Three-Cent Nickel.

 

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 4,801,000 Weight: 1.94 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
2
25
1
3
14
1
4
18
8
22
3
12
26
6
40
49
5
45+
56
50+
60
53+
65
55+
70
58+
82
62+
125
63+
200
64+
325
1
65+
950
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 22 / 23 22 / 23
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 21 / 23 TIE 21 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 20 / 23 20 / 23

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 estimated grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade