1884 3CN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Three Cent Nickels 1865-1889

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3752
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.94 grams
Mintage:
1,700
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 150
60 or Better 30
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.5
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 1 / 23
60 or Better 1 / 23
65 or Better 1 / 23
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 1 / 23
60 or Better 1 / 23
65 or Better 1 / 23

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
10 MS64 PCGS grade

Bernard Hamburger Collection -
Heritage 8/2011:7045, $11,672.50

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#10 MS64 PCGS grade

Bernard Hamburger Collection -
Heritage 8/2011:7045, $11,672.50

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.