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1886 THREE CENTS

PCGS No: 3782

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 0
Proofs: 
4,290

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)

Notes:
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRCA-67's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 283, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

ICG Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 284, illustrated, sold for $862.50

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 211, not illustrated, sold for $546.25


NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 212, not illustrated, sold for $529.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 403, sold for $690.00  From the sale of the George N. Polis, M.D., August 1991, Lot 2143

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6018, not plated, unsold

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1526

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7834, not illustrated, sold for $632.50

Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 96, illustrated, not sold

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1527

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1528

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1529

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 238, plated, sold for $488.75

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1344, sold for $356.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7832, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7833, not illustrated, sold for $356.50

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6017, not plated, unsold

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 216, sold for $333.50

Proof-60 Cleaned.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6701, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 294, plated, sold for $431.25

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 294, not plated, sold for $891.25

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 296, not plated, sold for $488.75

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 297, not plated, sold for $345.00

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