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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 2812)
With a mintage of a mere 950 coins, the 1872 Proof Three Cent Nickel is common throughout all grades except for the absolute finest gems, as most of the coins are still in existence. It can be difficult, but not impossible, to find examples with attractive color and strong strike. Cameos garner a slight premium with an the increase in rarity and desirability for deep cameos.
Obverse: A Romanesque Liberty is portrayed facing left with LIBERTY emblazoned on her crown. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA appears on the periphery with the date at the bottom.
Reverse: The roman numeral III is centered in the design surrounded by a large wreath tied with a bow at the bottom. This design is one of few American coins without wording on one of the sides.

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GSID: 2812
Coin Date: 1872
Denomination: 3cN / Three Cent Nickel
Designation: PR
Mint Mark: P
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 950
Coinage Type: Three cent nickel
Coinage Years: 1865-1889
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Strike Type: Proof
Diameter: 17.9 mm
Weight: 1.94 gr
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Lettering: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 1872
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: III
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 83768
NGC ID: 275T
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