1870 3CN MS66

PCGS#: 3736

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1870 Three-Cent Nickel mimics the 1869, as both have similar mintages and nearly identical populations and grade distributions among the coins graded by PCGS.  The most frequently-seen grade is MS-64, just slightly ahead of MS-63.  The finest examples are fifteen at the MS66 level.

Clashmarks are less frequent on this date than they are on the 1869, but the strike is equally as nice.  Collectors should attempt to find examples that show as many of the vertical lines as possible on the reverse.


Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,335,000 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 8,000 R-3.4 18 / 23 18 / 23
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 16 / 23 TIE 16 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 15 / 23 TIE 15 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

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