Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,100
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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1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF obverse 1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Mint produced 1,100 silver proof sets, and the number of additional proof nickels for this year went unrecorded. All of these were coined early in the year with the Closed (or Close) 3 obverse.

Unlike the proofs of 1870-72, those of this date were made some care. Typically, they display full strikes and brilliant, uniformly polished fields. A fair number of gems have been certified by NGC, along with enough cameo pieces to satisfy advanced collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF
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$ - - - - - - - 325 380 500 750 1500 - -
1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF CA
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 366
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/2/2021 1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------12852114104365---322
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Total-----------12852114108385---328
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1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF CA
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Base-------------1182284---44
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Total-------------1182395---47
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF CA
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Base106143186244311395445492527551586609659751874102114641838294148361444426089
118157205266339411460503535562593625689792923116815882205357280381832527393
0000004605035355625936256897929231168158822053572803800
00000047651554357460164272083397213161713257342041124100
1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17523029537546958164871376079183586593010481206139317702198344855651744231390
19325132140650660366972877080584588696911001268151819122614415395242209132960
000000669728770805845886969110012681518191226144153952400
00000069174478082085590810081153133016442055303148591348300
1873 CLOSED 3 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base679412716722028232036038640643145048956366378312841624263643931257722799
7610514018424029433336839241443746351359670395013971961322171211598423939
000000333368392414437463513596703950139719613221712100
0000003463773994224434765386297431117151022983807984900
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Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 2941
Owner: Leebo180
 
Grade: PF 67 CAMEO
Points: 2941
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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