1874 3CN MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 21765639
PCGS#: 3742

Owner's Comments

Scher

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1874 Three-Cent Nickel is a common coin in all grades, up to and including MS-64.  Gem examples are scarce, and in MS-66 the 1874 Three-Cent Nicklel becomes rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS as of January 2012 is a single PCGS MS67.

Most 1874 Three-Cent Nickels are struck weakly on the far left I of the denomination, and many are weak on the central I, as well.  A fully struck example is very scarce and should command a nice premium.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 790,000 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 3,000 R-4.4 13 / 23 TIE 13 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 9 / 23 TIE 9 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 6 / 23 TIE 6 / 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