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1873 THREE CENTS - NICKEL

PCGS Nos: 3739, 3740, 3769

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,173,000
Proofs: 
estimated 1,100+

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 "Closed 3" examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.

The finest Uncirculated "Open 3" examples graded by PCGS are 5 MS-65's.

The finest Proof "Closed 3" example graded by PCGS are 9 PRCA-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo "Closed 3" example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1471, "Closed 3"

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1472, "Closed 3"

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1473, "Closed 3"

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1474, "Closed 3"

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1325 sold for $632.50

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7809, not illustrated, sold for $690.00

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1326 sold for $253.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5501, not illustrated, sold for $373.75

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 82, "Closed 3", not illustrated, sold for $805.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet 

PCGS Proof 63.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4197, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6751, "Closed 3", not illustrated, sold for $891.25

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7791, "Closed 3", not illustrated, sold for $776.25

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