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: 7/16/2014

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1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS
Base $ 200 300 600 875 1175 1475 1550 1650 1775 2000 2275 2550 6250 10250 16500 23500 - - -
$ 1275 1525 1600 1725 1850 2100 2400 3150 7500 12500 18500 - -

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Total Graded: 93
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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8/21/1996 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0869, 869/Lot# 1162 $152.60
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2511 $1,955.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4243 $4,600.00
8/11/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7048 $6,900.00
1/19/2012 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 655, 662/Lot# 7009 $1,552.50
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1186/Lot# 3826 $1,645.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(2), 1192/Lot# 3536 $15,275.00
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171547 $855.80
6/27/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1271 $705.00

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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