Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,097,000
Catalog: KM-97
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1875 5C MS obverse 1875 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of the nickel five-cent piece continued its slide during 1875, as the huge numbers minted in previous years were being reissued whenever fit to do so. Thus, coinage was limited to the number needed to replace those lost through normal attrition.

1875 nickels vary in strike and luster, but most are reasonably well made. The supply of Mint State examples is barely sufficient to meet the needs of advanced collectors.

Despite its relatively low mintage, this date still racked up a number of DDO varieties, as well as a smaller roster of RPDs.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1875 5C MS
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Base $ 25.30 35.65 67.20 87.60 112 112 150 174 198 216 240 270 325 425 670 1630 4910 - - - -
$ 125 168 195 220 240 260 300 360 470 740 1790 5300 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 151
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/5/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 6080 $8,050.00
8/13/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 563 $6,095.00
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 2057 $4,600.00
10/2/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 288, 294/Lot# 8682 $423.20
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7325 $322.00
6/20/2012 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3298, 3298/Lot# 1345 $210.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6803 $235.00


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