Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,530,000
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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1876 5C MS obverse 1876 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date posted a roughly 25% increase in mintage from 1875, and it is nearly equal in overall scarcity. Examples in the lower Mint State grades are usually available, but true gems are quite scarce. Fully struck currency pieces are the exception, with most incomplete in at least some part of the design.

The usual line-up of varieties typical of so many Shield Nickel dates is found once again. The standout, however, is a distinctly tripled obverse die.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2015

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1876 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 35.00 60.00 85.00 120 135 145 155 170 225 325 410 525 1575 4800 - - - -
$ - - - 165 190 240 350 450 600 2100 7350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 267
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/27/1997 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0975, 975/Lot# 1140 $196.20
4/25/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 235 $149.50
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1166 $241.50
5/12/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131321/Lot# 24048 $364.25
3/2/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131410/Lot# 28180 $135.13
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20107 $246.75
4/27/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/27/2014, 173/Lot# 182036 $232.10
1/4/2015 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131502/Lot# 23149 $164.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3250679412320923426230133036939543750258668414942009391985941489516905
38557610315121724327531034337740945853061895416652645547710694155650
0000002432753103433774094585306189541665264554771069400
00000025228832035638642348055865112241837328270351279400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1494
Owner: Amazon
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1494
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
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