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Greysheet & CPG® PRICE GUIDE

Greysheet Catalog Details
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.

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Type Coin
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1865-1889 3cN PR [Type]

Worth: $260 - $4,750
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1865-1889 3cN PR CAM [Type]

Worth: $403 - $5,400
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1865-1889 3cN PR DCAM [Type]

Worth: $715 - $7,500
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Set Total
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3CN Set Set (26 Coins) 3cN PR

Worth: $9,440 - $92,800
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1865 3cN PR

Worth: $715 - $9,380
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1865 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $1,880 - $12,000
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1865 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $3,750 - $28,800
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1866 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $6,750
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1866 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $7,430
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1866 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $715 - $7,500
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1867 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $6,250
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1867 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $7,500
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1867 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $715 - $3,750
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1868 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $6,250
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1868 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $7,500
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1868 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $715 - $7,500
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1869 3cN PR

Worth: $286 - $4,880
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1869 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $372 - $5,360
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1869 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $715 - $7,500
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1870 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $5,250
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1870 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $6,750
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1870 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $3,130 - $12,000
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1871 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $3,380
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1871 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $8,130
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1871 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $5,630 - $6,750
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1872 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $4,500
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1872 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $5,630
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1872 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $1,880 - $4,130
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1873 Closed 3 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $5,250
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1873 Closed 3 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $6,000
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1874 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $4,880
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1874 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $5,750
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1874 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $1,250 - $12,200
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1875 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $1,080
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1875 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $443 - $3,750
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1875 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $9,380 - $15,000
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1876 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $6,750
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1876 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $7,500
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1876 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $715 - $7,500
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Proof Only
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1877 3cN PR

Worth: $1,100 - $6,300
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1877 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $2,030 - $6,750
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1877 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $3,500 - $11,300
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1878 3cN PR

Worth: $624 - $9,750
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Proof Only
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1878 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $845 - $11,300
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1878 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $2,500 - $11,300
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1879 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $4,750
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1879 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $5,400
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1879 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $12,000 - $15,000
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1880 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $1,240
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1880 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $2,700
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1881 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $7,500
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1881 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $14,400
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1881 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $1,310 - $11,300
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1882 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $4,750
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1882 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $5,400
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1882 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $715 - $10,500
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1883 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $4,750
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1883 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $5,400
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1883 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $5,000 - $14,400
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1884 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $6,000
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1884 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $9,380
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1884 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $1,090 - $7,500
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1885 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $11,300
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1885 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $18,000
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1885 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $4,380 - $5,250
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1886 3cN PR

Worth: $325 - $4,750
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1886 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $449 - $5,780
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1886 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $3,750 - $4,380
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1887 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $1,800
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1887 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $455 - $6,000
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1887/6 3cN PR

Worth: $338 - $9,000
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1887/6 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $650 - $12,200
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1888 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $7,500
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1888 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $1,350
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1888 3cN PR DCAM

Worth: $715 - $15,000
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1889 3cN PR

Worth: $260 - $8,130
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1889 3cN PR CAM

Worth: $403 - $9,380
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