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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1873 5C MS obverse 1873 5C MS reverse


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1873 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 30.00 40.00 52.50 75.00 105 110 115 145 180 250 340 625 2200 5400 - - - -
$ 85.00 - - 130 155 200 280 375 750 3050 10575 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 80
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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2/5/1996 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0812, 812/Lot# 260 $305.20
4/1/1996 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0828, 828/Lot# 224 $119.90
11/21/2002 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 5718 $603.75
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
7/13/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 206095 $81.40
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
Base6776106135163255304360381423463502551586674101314942161363960451016017117
708611614419427132336739543647651856361578711731716265444417417124790
0000003233673954364765185636157871173171626544441741700
0000003413744094504895355746459001334193931465243878800
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