Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 600
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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1868 5C PF obverse 1868 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Some 600 pieces were included in the silver proof sets sold in 1868, and an additional quantity, probably on the order of a few hundred, were sold with the minor sets. The complete total will likely never be known.

This date is fairly plentiful as proof Shield Nickels go, but gems are distinctly in the minority. Cameo proofs are also quite scarce. All are typically quite well struck and feature the Reverse of 67 hub.

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Last Updated: 3/12/2020

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1868 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 240 270 310 400 565 1250 1900 4250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 330 440 700 1600 2200 - -
1868 5C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 865 1375 2100 4500 - - -
1868 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4250 5825 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 205
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/4/2021 1868 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------1-3155958162---154
----------------121---4
---------------1------1
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Total-----------1-3156059183---159
 -----------1%-2%9%38%37%11%2%--- 
1868 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------31213165---49
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---------------1-2----3
-----------------2----2
Total--------------31313205---54
 --------------6%24%24%37%9%--- 
1868 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------11---2
-----------------1----1
-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------31---4
 -----------------75%25%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 5C PF CA
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Base106143186244311395445492527551586609659751874134519802464381760891834133269
11815720526633941146050353556259362568979210311556214129154574101732331734932
000000460503535562593625689792103115562141291545741017300
000000476515543574601642720833118817682302336653311425700
1868 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17523029537546958164871376079183586593010481206179923602910443169512190639589
193251321406506603669728770805845886969110014031986254334175271119362780041568
0000006697287708058458869691100140319862543341752711193600
00000069174478082085590810081153160121732726392461111692100
1868 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6794127167220282320360386406431450489563663105117532197344755631610729319
76105140184240294333368392414437463513596792128519012613415290772051130785
0000003333683924144374635135967921285190126134152907700
00000034637739942244347653862992115192049303048571259200
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