Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 25
Catalog: KM-96
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1867 RAYS 5C PF obverse 1867 RAYS 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proof 1867 nickel with rays is a significant rarity. The mintage figure shown here is merely an estimate, and it is probably on the low side. It's believed that only a handful were coined before the reverse was revised to omit the rays. These may be identified by the fullness of the dies, as the several subsequent emissions to satisfy collector demand reveal some loss of shallow detail as the dies were repolished. In addition, at least three obverse dies were used at various times over the next several years.

Because this issue was so desired, and because a good portion of its mintage occurred after its rarity was established, those that survive today are generally in higher grades than the overall proof population for this coin type. A small number of cameo proofs are known, as well. Most collectors will, of necessity, have to omit this entry in their sets, but it is a top prize for the advanced collector of means.

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1867 RAYS 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 28
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66


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10/23/2008 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 333 $69,000.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5453 $80,500.00
4/27/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5039 $63,250.00
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2283 $69,000.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4036 $32,900.00
2/3/2014 PCGS Genuine UNC   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1202/Lot# 5043 $22,325.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1867 RAYS 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17702067239927713183363939024141431944314591469451586545725886011022611197121781311268294121305
186921772523290833353726398142004356448446254848562067827705914210549115241248931506859640
00000039814200435644844625484856206782770591421054911524124893150600
00000040614259439345374659500360827020815396841087311851128004990000
1867 RAYS 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base19972322268430873533402443084565475648765049515856567138789793251104712075131121409873700130863
210524422818323536964118439346284796493350855324615073918373989911389124201344033965927540
00000043934628479649335085532461507391837398991138912420134403396500
000000447946924836499151215490664476448849104731173212766137695383200
1867 RAYS 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base21992547293533643839436146624935513752645447556360897651845099491175412830139141494478348134561
2315267630783522401344614753500251795325548557386609791789491055012112131911425736078970850
000000475350025179532554855738660979178949105501211213191142573607800
000000484450695221538655245913713081839449111521247113552146005721300
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 12420
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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