Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1868 Three Cent Nickel in Copper
    Judd-616, PR63 Red and Brown

    1868 3C Three Cent Nickel, Judd-616, Pollock-682, High R.6, PR63 Red and Brown NGC. The obverse and reverse designs are similar to the contemporary three cent nickel, but the denomination is not ribbed and the obverse rim is unusually wide. Struck in copper with a plain edge. As noted on, Tom Delorey observed that the obverse design is a regular 17.9 mm three cent obverse set in a small cent 19.1 mm die blank, leaving a wide border around that side; while the reverse is sized as a normal small cent. Struck in copper with a plain edge. Only a half-dozen or so pieces are believed known in copper. The surfaces are muted, leaving an evenly mellowed reddish-brown color to each side.
    From The Collection of William Rau.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29N8, PCGS# 70829)

    View all of [The Collection of William Rau ]

    View Certification Details from NGC

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 162

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    20% of the successful bid (minimum $19) per lot.

    Sold on Apr 29, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 17 days left to consign to the 2021 July 8 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction !

    Learn about consigning with us

    You guys are top shelf for professionalism. Miles ahead of your competitors.
    John P.,
    Santa Fe, NM
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search