Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
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 PF obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Mint produced 1,100 silver proof sets, and the number of additional proof nickels for this year went unrecorded. All of these were coined early in the year with the Closed (or Close) 3 obverse.

Unlike the proofs of 1870-72, those of this date were made some care. Typically, they display full strikes and brilliant, uniformly polished fields. A fair number of gems have been certified by NGC, along with enough cameo pieces to satisfy advanced collectors.

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Last Updated: 6/11/2013

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1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 216 258 288 348 500 730 1240 3970 - - -
$ - - - - - 240 280 320 380 550 800 1360 4300 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 352
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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5/23/2001 PCGS PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1440, 1440/Lot# 1160 $261.60
9/2/2003 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23092, 23092/Lot# 13361 $632.50
5/4/2005 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 5909 $8,337.50
6/27/2005 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 369 $264.50
6/5/2006 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Online Session #409, 409/Lot# 7465 $460.00
9/6/2009 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2488 $920.00
11/9/2010 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 10398 $373.75
4/24/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1184/Lot# 2508 $763.75
11/10/2013 NGC PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 148722 $344.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base679412716722028232036038640643145048956366378312841624263643931257722799
761051401842402943333683924144374635135967039501397196132217121159840
000000333368392414437463513596703950139719613221712100
0000003463773994224434765386297431117151022983807984900
1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106143186244311395445492527551586609659751874102114641838294148361444426089
11815720526633941146050353556259362568979292311681588220535728038183250
0000004605035355625936256897929231168158822053572803800
00000047651554357460164272083397213161713257342041124100
1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17523029537546958164871376079183586593010481206139317702198344855651744231390
1932513214065066036697287708058458869691100126815181912261441539524220910
000000669728770805845886969110012681518191226144153952400
00000069174478082085590810081153133016442055303148591348300
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Grade: PF 64
Points: 783
Owner: Sanity Lost
 
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