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1887 3CN (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Three Cent Nickels 1865-1889

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3755
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.94 grams
Mintage:
5,000
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 750 R-5.5 5 / 23 TIE 5 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 5 / 23 5 / 23
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 6 / 23 TIE 6 / 23 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 750
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 23
65 or Better 6 / 23 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 23
65 or Better 6 / 23 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

For some reason, the mintage of the 1887 Three-Cent Nickel jumped up to just over 5,000 pieces. The increase may not be attributable to collector demand, because the number of Proofs for this year experienced a significant decline. Nonetheless, because this date has the fourth lowest mintage of the series, and it is scarce in all grades.

PCGS has certified 152 examples in all grades. At the Mint State level, the most frequent grade is MS64. The finest example certified by PCGS is a single PCGS MS67.