Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,200
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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1879 5C PF obverse 1879 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proofs of this date had a mintage and remain plentiful today, far more so than the rare currency pieces. Gems are not rare, but those showing cameo contrast on both sides are.

There are two repunched date varieties for this issue, one of which has been touted as an overdate for years. NGC does not agree with this assessment and no longer recognizes it as such.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1879 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 315 350 385 440 600 800 1200 2750 11500 - -
$ - - - - - 340 380 425 475 650 900 1400 3800 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 556
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
1/12/2015 PF 68   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3526
1/12/2015 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9499
1/12/2015 PF 66  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9500


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/5/2006 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 90, 95/Lot# 208 $598.00
4/9/2007 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 Dallas, TX Signature Coin Auction #450, 450/Lot# 371 $2,530.00
2/10/2008 NGC PF 66   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 1895 $1,265.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1816 $575.00
5/30/2012 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 7732 $471.50
3/25/2013 PCGS PF AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3423, 3423/Lot# 1202 $400.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30228 $493.50
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 203539 $350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5685916136356596827077337607878138479089661159127115051886288554661321023770
5765986206436676907167427697968248679271030119613491632221937458047167300
000000716742769796824867927103011961349163222193745804700
0000007247517788048368889471095123414271759255246061062900
1879 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base59762063166367469574582086590094197499710331219132715051854296348691514327160
60562464266768171277083587791495298210091095125513861621222435988294191490
0000007708358779149529821009109512551386162122243598829400
00000079585088892796398910211157129114461738259342341171800
1879 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366412512633772935103111211187123112931333136314081450165817852217347456021824832618
38144555267982696710611143120212521306134313781422151917001929263641839817230380
0000001061114312021252130613431378142215191700192926364183981700
00000010911165121612721320135313931436158917432073305548931403300
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 2963
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1886
Owner: #
 
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