Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1873 Open 3 Three Cent Nickel, MS66
    Sole Finest at PCGS

    1873 3CN Open 3 MS66 PCGS. CAC. The Open 3 1873 three cent nickels were struck in an amount about twice that of the earlier Close 3 variant, but PCGS has seen 10 submissions of the Close 3 in MS66, while this is the sole example in MS66 of the Open 3 at PCGS, and none are finer (3/13). Perhaps most contemporary collectors put their circulation strike examples away early in the year and failed to notice the later (admittedly minute) difference. This piece is virtually free of contact marks and shows little contrast over the golden-tinged surfaces. The eye appeal is outstanding.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 22NR, PCGS# 3740)

    Weight: 1.94 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

    View Certification Details from PCGS

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 749

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Apr 28, 2013 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 3 days left to consign to the 2021 June 24 - 25 HKINF World Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We will be using HA in the future for some of our numismatic sales, thanks for all the help and guidance!
    Marshall T. ,
    Los Angeles, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search