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Three Cent Nickel Value

Three Cent Nickel value

MS Three Cent Nickel Value

Three Cent Nickel Value

Mint state (MS) and key date listed Three Cent Nickel values is for graded, certified and authenticated coins in PCGS or NGC holders. The rest are a sample of raw coin sell but this is not a guarantee your coin with the same date, mint, grade and holder will sell for this exact value.

Date/Mint
Mintage
G4
F12
VF35
EF45
AU55
MS63
MS65
PR63
1865
11,382,000
$10
$15
$20
$30
$70
$170
$450
$1495
1866
4,801,000
$10
$15
$20
$40
$60
$140
$490
$360
1867
3,915,000
$10
$15
$20
$40
$70
$146
$500
$395
1868
3,252,000
$10
$15
$20
$40
$60
$140
$495
$360
1869
1,604,000
$15
$20
$33
$49
$71
$172
$603
$350
1870
1,335,000
$15
$20
$30
$50
$90
$180
$580
$300
1871
604,000
$18
$25
$30
$55
$90
$190
$820
$350
1872
862,000
$16
$25
$30
$50
$70
$200
$980
$260
1873 Closed 3
1,173,000
$16
$20
$25
$40
$80
$300
$1020
$330
1873 Open 3
Inc. above
$16
$26
$35
$45
$75
$300
$4170
1874
790,000
$17
$25
$35
$50
$90
$190
$1070
$300
1875
228,000
$20
$30
$50
$60
$120
$265
$720
$290
1876
162,000
$20
$30
$45
$60
$80
$290
$1750
$300
1877 Proof
Proof Only
$2200
1878 Proof
Proof Only
$630
1879
38,000
$54
$80
$95
$130
$200
$350
$810
$300
1880
21,000
$60
$80
$125
$140
$190
$385
$740
$330
1881
1,077,000
$10
$25
$25
$30
$65
$145
$560
$290
1882
22,200
$115
$150
$185
$250
$350
$690
$1570
$350
1883
4,000
$180
$245
$330
$480
$1005
$2530
$6670
$370
1884
1,700
$360
$440
$620
$740
$1060
$3740
$5490
$340
1885
1,000
$400
$560
$650
$820
$1025
$1358
$15170
$400
1886 Proof only
Proof Only
$420
1887/6 Proof
Proof Only
$460
1887
5,000
$260
$386
$425
$480
$520
$590
$955
$375
1888
36,500
$50
$75
$80
$90
$150
$300
$635
$290
1889
18,125
$75
$120
$140
$165
$220
$320
$650
$270

Three Cent Nickel Value Facts:

Date – Mint Rarity:

You can still buy common date Three Cent Nickels in lower grades and damaged condition for less than $10 but problem free and higher grades can fetch $15 to $200. Key dates sell for much more and this will depend on the survival rate and mintage of each date. The 1885 is the key date of this series and it’s value begins at $450, if problem free, and with a whole date. The other key or semi-key dates can fetch from $125 to $400 in the lower grades.

Grade – Condition:

G4 (Good) is a common grade for Three Cent Nickels and so is damaged coins, so it’s important to realize that coins selling for less than book value might have a problem – even if they have nice details.

In G4 and AG3 (About Good) the common date Three Cent Nickels can sell for $5 to $10 each and key to semi-key dates can sell for $100 to $450 in the same grades (depending on the date). In AU (About Uncirculated) grades are all worth at least $90 and up for lower mintage dates. The 1885 in AU is worth around $1,400 and the 1870 is worth $90, as an example.

In MS (Mint State) these Three Cent Nickels are worth $200 and up and that will depend on the grade, for example, MS60 is the lowest uncirculated grade and MS63 is worth more and MS64 is worth more than MS63, so on and so forth.

Gem quality  or coins that grade MS65 and up are going to realize $500 and up to $15,000 for the 1885, but these are valuable because they’re hard to find.

You also have proof only dates and those are 1877 and 1886 and they’re worth $500 and up and all dates have a proof version and they’re worth $300 and up.

Three Cent Nickel Value G4

G4 Three Cent Nickel

Varieties:

Look for Doubled Die for obverse and reverse (DDO or DDR), Repunched Dates (RPD)  and other anomalies since most will add some premium value, but die clashes are common and doesn’t add much value.

Specifications:
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)

Three Cent Value By Date/Mint:

1865
1866
1867
1868
1869
1870
1871
1872
1873 Closed 3
1873 Open 3
1874
1875
1876
1877 Proof
1878 Proof
1879
1880
1881
1882
1883
1884
1885
1886 Proof
1887/6 Proof
1887
1888
1889
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