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SERIES: Liberty Head Three Cent Nickels 1865-1889
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1875 3CN (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
3743
Diameter:
17.90 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
1.94 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
228,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$18,400 • PCGS MS67 • 9-1-2005 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 12 / 23 12 / 23
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 9 / 23 TIE 9 / 23 TIE
65 or Better 125 R-7.7 11 / 23 11 / 23
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 9/2005:1315 -
Heritage 4/2006:199 -
Heritage 8/2011:7044, $12,650

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Heritage 9/2005:1315 -
Heritage 4/2006:199 -
Heritage 8/2011:7044, $12,650

1 MS67 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: The 1875 Three-Cent Nickel is a relatively common date and it represents a nice, affordable example for the type.  Mint State examples are relatively common, even in Gem condition.  PCGS has certified 16 MS-66s (as of January 2012), but only two in MS-67, and none finer.

Keep an eye out for the interesting variety that shows the top serif of  misplaced 1 sticking out from Liberty's neck (FS-301).