How much are my U.S. 3-Cent Nickels (Proof) worth?

About 3-Cent Nickels (Proof)

Proof 3 cent nickels were struck during the entire course of production of the 3 cent nickel, which was made from 1865 through 1889. The series, designed by United States Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre, is popular with type collectors and those who focus on minor-denomination coins, and thus the proofs enjoy some market activity from that standpoint.

While most of the proof issues begin at relatively affordable prices, certain dates were proof-only years. Thus, prices for those individual proof issues are significantly higher not because these proofs are any scarcer in the absolute sense but rather due to the strong demand placed on these coins from date set collectors who have only the proof specimen as an option to obtain an example of a 3 cent nickel from that year.

The proof-only years are 1877, 1878, and 1886, and prices for these issues vary from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, based on the date and grade. There are a few significant design varieties for the proofs, including the 1873 Close 3, 1873 Open 3, and 1887 7/6 overdate.



TYPE COIN

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Three-Cent Nickel [Type]

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Three-Cent Nickel CAM [Type]

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Three-Cent Nickel DCAM [Type]

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SET TOTALS

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26-Coin Set

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1865

Mintage: 500

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1865 CAM

Mintage: 500

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1865 DCAM

Mintage: 500

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1866

Mintage: 725

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1866 CAM

Mintage: 725

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1866 DCAM

Mintage: 725

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1867

Mintage: 625

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1867 CAM

Mintage: 625

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1867 DCAM

Mintage: 625

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1868

Mintage: 600

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1868 CAM

Mintage: 600

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1868 DCAM

Mintage: 600

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1869

Mintage: 600

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1869 CAM

Mintage: 600

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1869 DCAM

Mintage: 600

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1870

Mintage: 1,000

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1870 CAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1870 DCAM

Mintage: 1,000

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1871

Mintage: 960

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1871 CAM

Mintage: 960

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1871 DCAM

Mintage: 960

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1872

Mintage: 950

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1872 CAM

Mintage: 950

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1872 DCAM

Mintage: 950

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1873 Cl. 3

Mintage: 1,100

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1873 Cl. 3 CAM

Mintage: 1,100

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1874

Mintage: 700

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1874 CAM

Mintage: 700

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1874 DCAM

Mintage: 700

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1875

Mintage: 700

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1875 CAM

Mintage: 700

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1875 DCAM

Mintage: 700

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1876

Mintage: 1,150

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1876 CAM

Mintage: 1,150

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1876 DCAM

Mintage: 1,150

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1877

Mintage: 510

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1877 CAM

Mintage: 510

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1877 DCAM

Mintage: 510

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1878

Mintage: 2,350

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1878 CAM

Mintage: 2,350

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1878 DCAM

Mintage: 2,350

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1879

Mintage: 3,200

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1879 CAM

Mintage: 3,200

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1879 DCAM

Mintage: 3,200

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1880

Mintage: 3,955

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1880 CAM

Mintage: 3,955

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1881

Mintage: 3,575

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1881 CAM

Mintage: 3,575

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1881 DCAM

Mintage: 3,575

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1882

Mintage: 3,100

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1882 CAM

Mintage: 3,100

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1882 DCAM

Mintage: 3,100

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1883

Mintage: 6,609

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1883 CAM

Mintage: 6,609

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1883 DCAM

Mintage: 6,609

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1884

Mintage: 3,942

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1884 CAM

Mintage: 3,942

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1884 DCAM

Mintage: 3,942

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1885

Mintage: 3,790

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1885 CAM

Mintage: 3,790

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1885 DCAM

Mintage: 3,790

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1886

Mintage: 4,290

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1886 CAM

Mintage: 4,290

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1886 DCAM

Mintage: 4,290

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1887

Mintage: 2,960

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1887 CAM

Mintage: 2,960

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1887/6

Mintage: 2,960

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1887/6 CAM

Mintage: 2,960

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1888

Mintage: 4,582

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1888 CAM

Mintage: 4,582

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1888 DCAM

Mintage: 4,582

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1889

Mintage: 3,436

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1889 CAM

Mintage: 3,436

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