1882 3CN MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 21765641
PCGS#: 3750

Owner's Comments

Scher

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1882 Three-Cent Nickel is a scarce, low-mintage issue that is difficult to locate in any condition, even in grades as low as Good.  In fact, it would seem that more Proof examples have survived than Mint State versions, which is the opposite of the vast majority of U.S. coins.

Among the 84 Mint State examples certified by PCGS (as of September 2012), the most "common" grade is MS-64.  The finest examples are eight MS-67s (which gives several people an opportunity to own a Top-Pop coin).

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 22,200 Weight: 1.94 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
4
130
6
140
10
165
15
200
1
45+
335
50+
360
53+
375
55+
395
58+
435
60
460
1
62+
525
63+
650
64+
950
1
65+
2,000
66+
5,750
67+
17,500
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 600 R-5.8 3 / 23 TIE 3 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 6 / 23 6 / 23
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  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade