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: 7/17/2014

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1876 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 25.00 35.00 60.00 85.00 120 120 135 145 155 170 205 225 350 410 525 1400 5150 - - - -
$ 130 145 155 165 190 220 240 390 450 600 1650 7350 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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8/6/2001 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 5537 $3,335.00
10/8/2007 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2433, 2433/Lot# 1091 $112.00
1/25/2010 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 448, 454/Lot# 175 $230.00
11/13/2011 PCGS VG 10   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131147/Lot# 26039 $42.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7569 $431.25
2/3/2013 NGC MS 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1143 $1,438.00
5/12/2014 NGC MS 89   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20096 $176.25
6/15/2014 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201249 $174.90


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3250679412320923426230133036939543750258668414942009391985941489516905
38557610315121724327531034337740945853061895416652645547710694155650
0000002432753103433774094585306189541665264554771069400
00000025228832035638642348055865112241837328270351279400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1494
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 586
Owner: Amazon
 
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