Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 28,890,500
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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1867 NO RAYS 5C MS obverse 1867 NO RAYS 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The removal of rays from the reverse of the Shield Nickel early in 1867 does seem to have cut down on the number of severe die cracks and cud breaks, but it did not achieve its second goal of making the coins strike up more fully. The example illustrated is typical, and it displays weakness on several stars and on the leaves opposite them on the obverse.

This isssue enjoyed an extremely large mintage for the time period, the highest for the entire series. Circulated coins and those in lower Mint State grades are plentiful, while gems are moderately scarce. It's interesting to note, however, that the population drops off drastically at the MS 66 level; these coins simply weren't made well enough to merit higher grades.

This subtype of the 1867 production is extremely rich in varieties. Most of these were the result of repunching the date, but a number of doubled-dies are also found. Another variety category concerns the "Missing Leaf" phenomenon. After the obverse hub was created, it was noticed that the second cluster of leaves on the right had only three leaves, while its opposite number on the left had four. An extra feather was added to several working dies to balance them out, but on others this feature was overlooked (the example illustrated has a tiny extra leaf added to the outside of the cluster). Only specialists care about such things, but it serves to highlight how complex the Shield Nickel series can be.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1867 NO RAYS 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 19.00 26.00 32.50 40.00 65.00 65.00 98.00 105 120 135 150 170 185 225 415 790 1550 - - - -
$ 75.00 105 115 135 150 170 185 205 250 460 900 2600 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 874
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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1/26/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1018, 1018/Lot# 1127 $436.00
11/3/2005 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 503 $1,092.50
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 917 $747.50
4/28/2011 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 579, 586/Lot# 7058 $161.00
3/2/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/02/2014, 182/Lot# 165299 $31.00
7/6/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 199/Lot# 145775 $45.75
11/7/2014 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3507, 6061/Lot# 23110 $42.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1867 NO RAYS 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6776106135163255304360381423463502551586674101314942161371278561377415672
708611614419427132336739543647651856361578711731716267850939829144070
0000003233673954364765185636157871173171626785093982900
00000034137440945048953557464590013341939319564751180100
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1716
Owner: Amazon
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1494
Owner: mtayl03
 
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