Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 700
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 PF obverse 1875 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

While 700 1875 nickels were included in the silver proof sets of that year, an additional number were sold to buyers of the minor coins alone. Based on the figures of 1878 and later, it's likely that the total sales were 1500 or more.

Most proof coins of the 1870s, particularly the minor issues, were made with indifferent care. Less than full strikes are not unusual, and these coins were sometimes not struck well enough to smooth out the graininess of the planchets. This accounts in part for the scarcity of gems. A few of the 1875 proofs, however, do qualify as cameo pieces.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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1875 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 235 265 325 360 550 1000 1350 3850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 340 385 650 1100 1500 - -
1875 5C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 725 1300 2750 - 9400 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 282
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1875 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------21113011463211---243
---------------111----3
---------------1121---5
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Total-----------21113011665242---251
 -----------1%0%4%12%46%26%10%1%--- 
1875 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1111169-1--39
-----------------2----2
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Total-------------11111611-1--41
 -------------2%2%27%39%27%-2%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1875 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106143186244311395445492527551586609659751874127123442869437563992003436402
1181572052663394114605035355625936256897921006162825193371504910944254900
000000460503535562593625689792100616282519337150491094400
000000476515543574601642720833113819862694387357241548900
1875 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17523029537546958164871376079183586593010481206170727743368505272922383343147
19325132140650660366972877080584588696911001373206229723929579812805302710
0000006697287708058458869691100137320622972392957981280500
00000069174478082085590810081153154024183170449065451831900
1875 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base679412716722028232036038640643145048956366399020872570396458531764632176
7610514018424029433336839241443746351359677213552248303445939784224890
0000003333683924144374635135967721355224830344593978400
00000034637739942244347653862988117212409349952231371500
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 3034
Owner: TAC Enterprises
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2869
Owner: Marks 5 & 10
 
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