Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 436,050
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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 CLOSED 3 5C MS obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The term Closed 3 (also listed as Close 3) refers to the first set of date punches used this year for all denominations in which numeral 3 looked nearly like an 8. This flaw was corrected fairly early in the year, which is perhaps where the reconstructed mintage figure of 436,050 was derived. Based on the number known today, it's likely that 1873's mintage of 4-1/2 million nickels was more evenly divided between this and the Open 3 variety than such a mintage suggests. Nevertheless, these coins are somewhat scarce in circulated grades and very scarce in Mint State. Gems are quite rare.

The Closed 3 1873 nickels are rich in doubled-die obverse varieties.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 76
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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9/18/2011 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3139, 3139/Lot# 1335 $75.00
12/11/2011 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/11/2011, 148/Lot# 15690 $550.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8949 $646.25
1/9/2013 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 8947 $282.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1142 $2,587.50
2/3/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(5), 1202/Lot# 7294 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59761061431862783454064745195796206847939901173188624014080107221839320737
64861181572163003654284895395926417208581051141020572960629413279191740
000000365428489539592641720858105114102057296062941327900
000000385451504559606662756924111216482229352085081583600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1173
Owner: Coin Trader
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1173
Owner: D. L. Tyler
 
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