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 $ 21.00 30.00 40.00 52.50 75.00 75.00 105 110 115 135 155 180 250 340 625 2300 5600 - - - -
$ 85.00 110 115 130 150 175 200 280 375 750 3050 10575 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


Upcoming Auctions

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9/6/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 3802
9/6/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1209/Lot# 3800


Auction Prices Realized

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4/1/1996 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0828, 828/Lot# 224 $119.90
12/30/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0906, 906/Lot# 1115 $414.20
5/31/2004 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 466 $1,495.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 359 $196.65
10/9/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27103, 27103/Lot# 13078 $203.55
8/11/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3319 $1,840.00
6/2/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3484, 6033/Lot# 20055 $352.50
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22086 $7,285.00


NGC Registry

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