Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS obverse 1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

It is obvious that several 1882-dated dies remained on hand when 1883's production commenced, and these were overpunched with an 1883 date logotype, resulting in various combinations of duplicated numerals and 3/2 overdates. These varieties are extremely popular, and some of them may be found in Mint State. The catalog values are for the most obvious and popular variety, FS-301. The coin illustrated is a late die state example of FS-302.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/1/2015

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1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS
Base $ 210 325 640 900 1235 1575 1650 1750 1875 2150 2375 2550 6600 10500 16500 23500 - - -
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Total Graded: 94
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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10/5/2003 NGC VG 10   Teletrade Auction 1788, 1788/Lot# 1061 $104.50
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2511 $1,955.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1097 $3,162.50
1/19/2012 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 655, 662/Lot# 7009 $1,552.50
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1175/Lot# 3395 $1,410.00
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1181/Lot# 3374 $1,175.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171547 $855.80
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3488 $1,527.50
6/4/2015 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1221/Lot# 3296 $1,292.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1583
Owner: S & RB
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