1876 3CN MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 05786596
PCGS#: 3744

Owner's Comments

Legend

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1876 Three-Cent Nickel set a new record low for the series, with only 162,000 example struck for circulation and approximately 1,150 Proof struck for sale to collectors.  The low mintage adds a small premium to the date compared to the preceding issues. 

In general, this date comes well struck and the luster is usually frosty.  In keeping with previous dates, the usual grade is MS64, with a healthy population of MS65s available for quality-minded collectors.  At the top of the condition ladder are 4 MS66s.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 162,000 Weight: 1.94 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 9 / 23 TIE 9 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 7 / 23 7 / 23
65 or Better 75 R-8.2 5 / 23 5 / 23

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade