Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 25
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Plain
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1867 RAYS 5C PF obverse 1867 RAYS 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The proof 1867 nickel with rays is a significant rarity. The mintage figure shown here is merely an estimate, and it is probably on the low side. It's believed that only a handful were coined before the reverse was revised to omit the rays. These may be identified by the fullness of the dies, as the several subsequent emissions to satisfy collector demand reveal some loss of shallow detail as the dies were repolished. In addition, at least three obverse dies were used at various times over the next several years.

Because this issue was so desired, and because a good portion of its mintage occurred after its rarity was established, those that survive today are generally in higher grades than the overall proof population for this coin type. A small number of cameo proofs are known, as well. Most collectors will, of necessity, have to omit this entry in their sets, but it is a top prize for the advanced collector of means.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/12/2020

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1867 RAYS 5C PF
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1867 RAYS 5C PF CA
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: 62
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1867 RAYS 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1647-----18
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Total-------------1647-----18
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1867 RAYS 5C PF CA
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Base---------------272----11
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Total---------------274----13
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1867 RAYS 5C PF CA
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Base20092349269930943541403243194572476348885060654568207554877693431104712075131121409873700130863
212224662831324337054128440346364805494555556637706579618965991111390124211344133965927540
00000044034636480549455555663770657961896599111139012421134413396500
000000448846994846500360506728730983699154104791173212766137695383300
1867 RAYS 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22152555294834063852437546694958515852855466682070777756901599811175912830139141494478348134561
2328268631013555402644734765502552005345591769067303817693371057412116131911425736079970860
000000476550255200534559176906730381769337105741211613191142573607900
000000486250915243540663696991753085959659111661247313553146015721300
1867 RAYS 5C PF
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Base17992079241727813194364639104172434744584617647366857374847291411043011202121781311268294121305
189221922538291933453734399742304384451152366544691577408695957110687115271248931506859640
00000039974230438445115236654469157740869595711068711527124893150600
000000408542894421456458546614714481068918100001094511853128014990000
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 12421
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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