Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    1868 Three Cent Nickel, PR67+
    CAC-Approved Cameo Specimen

    1868 3CN PR67+ Cameo PCGS. CAC. No official production totals were recorded for minor proof issues before 1878, but the 2020 Guide Book estimates the mintage of proof three cent nickels in 1868 at a meager 600 pieces. This Plus-graded Superb Gem proof exhibits sharply detailed design elements, with a rich coat of mint frost that contrasts boldly with the deeply reflective fields to create an intense cameo effect when the coin is tilted in the light. The virtually flawless surfaces show highlights of lime-green and lavender toning, with outstanding eye appeal. This coin is tied with one other example for finest-certified honors at PCGS (3/20).(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 275N, PCGS# 83764)

    Weight: 1.94 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 155

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

    Sold 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 19 days left to consign to the 2020 August 4 - 10 ANA Worlds' Fair of Money US Coins Signature Auction - Pittsburgh!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The results exceeded our expectations by approximately 50%, and we are so happy that we went with Heritage Auction for the sale of the coins.
    H. Walter K.,
    Barnstable, MA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search