Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,550,000
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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1873 5C MS obverse 1873 5C MS reverse


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1873 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 20.70 29.90 38.40 50.40 73.20 73.20 104 108 114 132 156 180 250 338 600 2060 5530 - - - -
$ 82.00 117 121 128 148 175 202 280 370 660 2270 6000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 82
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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12/30/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0906, 906/Lot# 1115 $414.20
6/6/1997 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1997 June Long Beach Sale #173, 173/Lot# 5994 $1,437.50
10/21/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1098, 1098/Lot# 1248 $763.00
8/13/1999 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 6717 $1,610.00
1/4/2001 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 6551 $862.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 359 $196.65


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3341505910214318320922725527228835145062010511753360160451016017117
3154453731151561912152362602773093845067631285236944157416124790
000000156191215236260277309384506763128523694415741600
000000169200221245266282330417563907151929855230878800
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