1867 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 #:
3733
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.94 grams
Mintage:
3,915,000
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 15,000 R-2.9 20 / 23 TIE 20 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 19 / 23 TIE 19 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 12 / 23 TIE 12 / 23 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 15,000
60 or Better 1,000
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.9
60 or Better R-5.0
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 20 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 23 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 20 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 23 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

The 1867 Three-Cent Nickel is a very common coin in both circulated and uncirculated grades. The typical Mint State example is either MS63 or MS64. Gems are scarce, but not rare, and the finest examples certified by PCGS include nearly a dozen MS66s.

In order to accomplish the high mintage of this date, Mint employees bypassed quality in favor of quantity. Thus, many examples show weak strikes, especially on the three Roman numeral "1"s on the reverse. It is rare to find an example with full lines in all three of the numerals. Such pieces can be purchased at little or no premium over a weakly struck examples, though they should be worth considerably more.