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1889 THREE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3758, 3786, 83786

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 18,125
Proofs: 
3,436

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 Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 7 PRCA-67's.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 286, illustrated, sold for $977.50

NGC Proof-67.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6023, not plated, unsold

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 216, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

NGC Proof-66 Cameo.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 217, not illustrated, sold for $540.50

Proof 66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1481, illustrated, sold for $575.00

NGC Proof-66. Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1350, sold for $391.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6022, not plated, sold for $575.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1542

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1543

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1544

NGC Proof 65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1482, not illustrated, sold for $368.00

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1545

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6213, not plated, not sold   From the Alex Highland Collection

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 100, not illustrated, sold for $529.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 219, sold for $460.00

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 124, sold for $345.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 305, not plated, sold for $195.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7799, not illustrated, sold for $891.25

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7798, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 5992, not plated, sold for $333.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 306, not plated, sold for $345.00

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