1887 3CN MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 21765650
PCGS#: 3755

Owner's Comments

Eliasberg/Scher

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: For some reason, the mintage of the 1887 Three-Cent Nickel jumped up to just over 5,000 pieces.  The increase may not be attributable to collector demand, because the number of Proofs for this year experienced a significant decline.  Nonetheless, because this date has the fourth lowest mintage of the series, and it is scarce in all grades. 

PCGS has certified 152 examples in all grades.  At the Mint State level, the most frequent grade is MS64.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single PCGS MS67.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 5,000 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 750 R-5.5 5 / 23 TIE 5 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 5 / 23 5 / 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  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade