1882 3CN AU55 Certification #14529099, PCGS #3750

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1882 Three-Cent Nickel is a scarce, low-mintage issue that is difficult to locate in any condition, even in grades as low as Good.  In fact, it would seem that more Proof examples have survived than Mint State versions, which is the opposite of the vast majority of U.S. coins.

Among the 84 Mint State examples certified by PCGS (as of September 2012), the most "common" grade is MS-64.  The finest examples are eight MS-67s (which gives several people an opportunity to own a Top-Pop coin).

PCGS #
3750
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
1.94 grams
Mintage
22200
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
134
Pop Lower
186
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 3 / 23 TIE 3 / 23 TIE
All Grades 250 R-6.6 6 / 23 6 / 23
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 6 / 23 TIE 6 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 600
All Grades 250
60 or Better 100
65 or Better R-5.8
All Grades R-6.6
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better 3 / 23 TIE
All Grades 6 / 23
60 or Better 6 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 3 / 23 TIE
All Grades 6 / 23
60 or Better 6 / 23 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade