1871 3CN MS67

PCGS#: 3737

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1871, the mintage of the Three-Cent Nickel dropped below 1 million coins for the first time, to a total of 604,000.  Despite the drop in mintage, the 1871 remains a relatively common coin.  In circulkated grades, the 1871 is priced similarly to all dates between 1865 and 1875; in Mint State, it commands a small premium.

The 1871 Three-Cent Nickel can be found without too much difficulty in MS-63 to MS-65 condition.  In MS-66, this date becomes quite scarce, and only one example has been graded MS67 by PCGS.

This date usually comes with a good strike and the luster is most likely to be frosty rather than prooflike. 



Diameter: 17.90 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 604,000 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 4,000 R-4.2 15 / 23 15 / 23
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 12 / 23 TIE 12 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 12 / 23 TIE 12 / 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