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1875 THREE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3743, 3771

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 228,000
Proofs: 
estimated 700+

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 Superior Stamp & Coin

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

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 10 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale", October 1-3, 2000, Lot 4198, not illustrated, sold for $575.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 207 @$661.25

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1479

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1480

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1481

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1482

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 84, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

NGC Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7811, not illustrated, sold for $379.50

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 189, not illustrated, sold for $299.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, October 2002" by The Professional Coin Grading Service