1885 3CN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Three Cent Nickels 1865-1889

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3753
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.94 grams
Mintage:
1,000
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
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

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 125 R-7.7 3 / 23 TIE 3 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 60 R-8.4 4 / 23 4 / 23
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600
60 or Better 125
65 or Better 60
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.8
60 or Better R-7.7
65 or Better R-8.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 23
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 3 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 4 / 23

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Bruce Scher Collection - Heritage 2/2005:4020, $19,118.75 - “TDP” Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2013:3526, $21,150

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

Bruce Scher Collection - Heritage 2/2005:4020, $19,118.75 - “TDP” Collection

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2013:3526, $21,150

#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 1885 Three-Cent Nickel has the lowest mintage of any date in the series. Because of this, prices for high-end examples are what I like to call "insane." As a result, the occasional Proof is offered as Mint State, so authenticion (preferably certification) is mandatory. Though this date is not as rare as the 1884, it is definitely the most popular in the series.