Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,097,000
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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1875 5C MS obverse 1875 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Production of the nickel five-cent piece continued its slide during 1875, as the huge numbers minted in previous years were being reissued whenever fit to do so. Thus, coinage was limited to the number needed to replace those lost through normal attrition.

1875 nickels vary in strike and luster, but most are reasonably well made. The supply of Mint State examples is barely sufficient to meet the needs of advanced collectors.

Despite its relatively low mintage, this date still racked up a number of DDO varieties, as well as a smaller roster of RPDs.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 11/12/2019

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1875 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 55.00 90.00 120 220 240 250 270 290 315 325 340 425 710 1500 3250 - - - -
$ 230 - 260 280 300 - 330 360 470 800 2150 5500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 183
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, 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: 12/10/2019 1875 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base123310-426614-5152156287----183
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Total123310-426614-5152156287----183
 1 %1 %2 %2 %5 %-2 %1 %3 %3 %8 %-3 %8 %11 %31 %15 %4 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
11/21/2002 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 5721 $4,140.00
5/31/2004 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 469 $357.00
10/2/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 288, 294/Lot# 8682 $423.20
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2741, 2741/Lot# 1421 $1,380.00
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1159/Lot# 7326 $332.35
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 1259 $3,172.50
1/16/2019 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131904/Lot# 27166 $216.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base506794123163220262304354386434463515642783908208727544202107561864921016
5576103136182234276320364402443480557689824130123093236638613387194380
00000027632036440244348055768982413012309323663861338700
00000029033737541845349759973686616942531371985711601800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 908
Owner: Amazon
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 642
Owner: Jeff Shields
 
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