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1882 3CN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Three Cent Nickels 1865-1889

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3750
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.94 grams
Mintage:
22,200
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 23
65 or Better 6 / 23 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 23
65 or Better 6 / 23 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
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).