Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,100
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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1882 5C PF obverse 1882 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date is plentiful as a proof, though the quality of these coins is variable. The copper-nickel alloy was still problematic for the Mint, though not to the extent seen in the 1860s. While most 1882 proof nickels have nice, reflective fields, some will reveal a graininess that suggests improper heat treatment of polishing of the planchet. The example illustrated suffers from a minor strike-through impairment at the left legend stop on its reverse.

Despite such minor issues, gems are fairly plentiful, though Cameo proofs are in limited supply. Acquiring a proof may be the only way to get an 1882 nickel having a fully formed numeral 2 in its date, as this is so often filled on currency pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1882 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 909
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 65
High Grade: 68


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10/4/2000 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1364, 1364/Lot# 1062 $305.20
9/26/2002 PCGS PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 5838 $1,552.50
9/23/2007 NGC PF 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2506 $776.00
4/21/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 240, 246/Lot# 112 $713.00
5/13/2013 PCGS PF 66   Teletrade Auction 3430, 3430/Lot# 1150 $700.00
5/4/2014 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 182706 $638.00
6/4/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1206/Lot# 7515 $763.75
3/31/2015 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 32643 $793.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1882 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114719024831740445350253956359762064270573578310811416233539521150720721
1231612092713464204695145475746046276637157518821192172228746470145780
000000469514547574604627663715751882119217222874647000
000000485526555585612634684725767981130420283413898800
1882 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base163212275351442549613674719749793820847925962102112391609261443611325623789
17923330038147757063368972976380282987393798110931362194431967326167670
0000006336897297638028298739379811093136219443196732600
000000653704739778811838899949100111661485227937781029100
1882 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2623334205226447858709491008104711031138117312711319139315101936308050371607628749
285362454562691813896968102110651114114912051287134314321652231737328716203000
00000089696810211065111411491205128713431432165223173732871600
000000922988103410841126116112381303136814711794269843841239600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4319
Owner: Zakmar
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 3620
Owner: wjanke50
 
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