1884 3CN MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 21765647
PCGS#: 3752

Owner's Comments

Scher

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1884 Three-Cent Nickel has the second lowest circulation-strike mintage of any date in the series (second only to the 1885).  Even better, it has the fewest number of Mint State examples of any date in the PCGS Population Report...by far. 

PCGS has certified only 39 1884 Three-Cent Nickels in all grades, compared to 85 for the 1885.  MS-64 and MS-65 are the most populous Mint State grades (though only 2 of each can hardly be considered momentous).  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single PCGS MS67.  Circulated examples can be found in a wide range of grades between VF-20 and AU-58.

Beware of Proofs masquerading as Mint State examples...sometimes they are hard to tell apart, and the Proofs are worth much less than the Mint State versions.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 1,700 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 150 R-7.5 1 / 23 1 / 23
60 or Better 30 R-8.9 1 / 23 1 / 23
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 1 / 23 1 / 23

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade