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1865 THREE CENTS (NICKEL)

PCGS Nos: 3731, 3761, 83761, 93761

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 11,382,000
Proofs: 
estimated 400-500

Designer: James Barton Longacre

Diameter: 17.9 millimeters

Metal content:
Nickel - 25%
Copper - 75%

Weight: 30 grains (1.9 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (all dates of this type were struck at the Philadelphia, PA Mint)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated example graded by PCGS is a single MS-67.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 20 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRDC-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1436

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1437

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1438

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1439

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5995, not plated, sold for $1,782.50

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7801, not illustrated, sold for $4,600.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 74, "Doubled Date", illustrated, sold for $4,140.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5994, not plated, sold for $1,725.00

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7800, not illustrated, sold for $1,121.25

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7788, not illustrated, sold for $385.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service