Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by galba68, Aug 13, 2019.
3 cent, 1887..
Diam- 17.9o mm
weight- 1.95 gr
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@C-B-D and @Paddy54 ....... See what they might think here. But I do believe that 1887 is one of the better dates for a three cent nickel.
You are right, Randy..I have no experience with US coins, so I made a mistake..
No worries.... The few times I stuck my toe into the ancients waters, the ancients guys were just as helpful as they could be. I hope that your experience with the US experts is just as helpful.
As for your 1887 3c.. It isn't the rarest date but it certainly is a scarcer date. Numismedia lists 1887 in G4 as $282. The weight and diameter are basically where they should be. I'm a bit concerned about the reeding area on the 10/11 o'clock area on the obverse.
All that being said, I'm no expert on the series. I have a couple for my type set but never really got into them.
Very common to see scalloped teeth go to square,or a mash of teeth together and the rest of the teeth are perfect.
Notice around the rim at different degrees have a look at the teeth and changes.
This I go vf 35 close to xf. Nice coin $200/225 ball park
It's not "probably genuine" it is! The color is very acceptable for a circulated 132 year old coin made of nickel copper.
You must be a graded. Thank you.
Wear and minor damage makes sense. It is a 132 yr old coin. Just my tired aging eyes seeing things that made me think something else.
@Paddy54 I'm still nervous about this one.
I'm naturally suspicious of a key date turning up in a random trade, so I'm starting from a position of skepticism. I agree that the rim/denticle irregularities aren't necessarily a red flag, because these coins can be very irregular.
But look closely at the ribbon ends on the bottom of the reverse. They look to me like they're sinking into the fields. Same thing with the bridge of the nose -- yeah, it could be an overpolished die, but in an issue this rare, I'm not buying it.
Uncertain providence, bargain price, telltale signs of design weakness -- I don't think this is a good one.
You're actually questioning @Paddy54, CT's newest certified grader?? How dare you!
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