Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,538,000
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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1874 5C MS obverse 1874 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of nickels fell by about a million pieces from 1873 to 1874, and this date is slightly scarcer in overall numbers. Mint State survivors are elusive, with gems being quite scarce. The quality of these pieces is highly variable, with most falling short of fully struck.

As is the case with most Shield Nickels, doubled-die obverse varieties are numerous, with a smattering of repunched dates, as well.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/31/2018

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1874 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 30.00 45.00 60.00 80.00 115 155 160 180 190 210 215 250 345 580 1675 4000 - - - -
$ 125 - 165 185 195 - - 280 375 675 2300 9750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 182
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2018 1874 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--124224831514243056224----182
-----------------1----1
-----------------1----1
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Total--124224831514243056226----184
 --1 %1 %2 %1 %1 %2 %4 %2 %8 %1 %2 %13 %16 %30 %12 %3 %---- 

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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 467 $357.00
12/13/2004 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #21, 25/Lot# 133 $207.00
1/5/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1151/Lot# 9743 $230.00
1/17/2012 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 3209, 3209/Lot# 1055 $86.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1813 $1,035.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6802 $370.13
2/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3419, 3419/Lot# 1361 $240.00
6/2/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/02/2013, 77/Lot# 117286 $172.70
4/22/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 7408 $329.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2841547610219021223728832036639545056368490014721969388589981562417705
32456184131197220254298335375413487603756109016372607558911206163170
00000022025429833537541348760375610901637260755891120600
00000022827130935038543152564382812811803324672931341500
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1472
Owner: Amazon
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 900
Owner: S & RB
 
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