Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,097,000
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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1875 5C MS obverse 1875 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Production of the nickel five-cent piece continued its slide during 1875, as the huge numbers minted in previous years were being reissued whenever fit to do so. Thus, coinage was limited to the number needed to replace those lost through normal attrition.

1875 nickels vary in strike and luster, but most are reasonably well made. The supply of Mint State examples is barely sufficient to meet the needs of advanced collectors.

Despite its relatively low mintage, this date still racked up a number of DDO varieties, as well as a smaller roster of RPDs.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1875 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 27.00 37.50 68.00 90.00 115 150 175 200 220 270 325 425 680 1500 5250 - - - -
$ 125 170 195 220 240 300 360 470 775 1900 6000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 166
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/31/2004 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 469 $357.00
6/27/2011 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 596, 603/Lot# 1089 $1,265.00
11/28/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3180, 3180/Lot# 1229 $161.00
4/24/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7525 $282.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7524 $188.00
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1187/Lot# 8544 $705.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20097 $3,172.50
2/1/2015 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131506/Lot# 23937 $99.88


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