Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,530,000
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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1876 5C MS obverse 1876 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date posted a roughly 25% increase in mintage from 1875, and it is nearly equal in overall scarcity. Examples in the lower Mint State grades are usually available, but true gems are quite scarce. Fully struck currency pieces are the exception, with most incomplete in at least some part of the design.

The usual line-up of varieties typical of so many Shield Nickel dates is found once again. The standout, however, is a distinctly tripled obverse die.

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Last Updated: 11/12/2019

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1876 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 40.00 55.00 80.00 110 165 210 220 230 250 285 300 325 410 525 1350 3500 - - - -
$ - - - 235 260 - 305 350 450 600 1800 6250 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 304
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 3/31/2020 1876 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base31221246349151152458106345----304
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Total31221246349151152458106365----306
 1%0%1%1%4%1%2%1%1%3%5%0%5%8%19%35%12%2%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3250679412320923426230133036939543750258668414942009391985941489516905
38557610315121724327531034337740945853061895416652645547710694155650
0000002432753103433774094585306189541665264554771069400
00000025228832035638642348055865112241837328270351279400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1494
Owner: Amazon
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1494
Owner: T. J. Newman Collection
 
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