1889 3CN MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 21765651
PCGS#: 3758

Owner's Comments

Scher

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: 1889 was the last year for the Three-Cent Nickel (and for the entire denomination, as well).  For their swan song, the mint produced just over 18,000 Three-Cent Nickels, enough to supply both commercial and collector demand.  Numerous high-grade examples were set aside by collectors, resulting in a Condition Census today that consists entirely of MS67 examples.  The most desirable examples that combine spot-free surfaces with intense luster, a bold strike, and a hint of colorful toning.

Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 18,125 Weight: 1.94 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
4
90
6
105
8
125
10
145
12
175
15
195
20
220
25
235
1
45+
310
50+
280
53+
295
55+
315
58+
335
60
350
1
61
375
3
62+
410
63+
470
64+
595
65+
925
66+
1,950

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 1,000 R-5.0 7 / 23 TIE 7 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 15 / 23 15 / 23
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 15 / 23 TIE 15 / 23 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade