1874 3CN MS (#3742) Detail

PCGS MS67
PCGS MS66+ PCGS MS66
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Ron Guth:

The 1874 Three-Cent Nickel is a common coin in all grades, up to and including MS-64.  Gem examples are scarce, and in MS-66 the 1874 Three-Cent Nicklel becomes rare.  The finest example certified by PCGS as of January 2012 is a single PCGS MS67.

Most 1874 Three-Cent Nickels are struck weakly on the far left I of the denomination, and many are weak on the central I, as well.  A fully struck example is very scarce and should command a nice premium.

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