1874 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 #:
3742
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Weight:
1.94 grams
Mintage:
790,000
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 3,000 R-4.4 13 / 23 TIE 13 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 9 / 23 TIE 9 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 6 / 23 TIE 6 / 23 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 100
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-8.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 23 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 13 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 23 TIE
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
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1874 Three-Cent Nickel is a common coin in all grades, up to and including MS-64. Gem examples are scarce, and in MS-66 the 1874 Three-Cent Nicklel becomes rare. The finest example certified by PCGS as of January 2012 is a single PCGS MS67.

Most 1874 Three-Cent Nickels are struck weakly on the far left I of the denomination, and many are weak on the central I, as well. A fully struck example is very scarce and should command a nice premium.