1868 3CN MS63 Certification #14542770, PCGS #3734

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1868 Three-Cent Nickel is a very common coin, with hundreds of certified Mint State example available to collectors.  Gems are relatively common, even up to MS66.  However, anything better is extremely rare -- the finest is a single PCGS MS67.

The overall strike quality for this date is slightly better than the 1867, but most examples still show incomplete lines in the "I"s on the reverse.

PCGS #
3734
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
17.90 millimeters
Weight
1.94 grams
Mintage
3252000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
320
Pop Lower
431
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 12500 R-2.9 20 / 23 TIE 20 / 23 TIE
All Grades 1000 R-5.0 19 / 23 TIE 19 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 200 R-7.0 15 / 23 TIE 15 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 12500
All Grades 1000
60 or Better 200
65 or Better R-2.9
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.0
65 or Better 20 / 23 TIE
All Grades 19 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 20 / 23 TIE
All Grades 19 / 23 TIE
60 or Better 15 / 23 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade