Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,955
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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1880 5C PF obverse 1880 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proofs of this date are plentiful, unlike the very rare currency strikes. This disparity has led to many attempts to get proofs certified as MS, but precious few truly MS pieces are known.

This date typically comes quite well struck and with brilliant fields. Some will show a slightly uneven surface, and it's not certain whether this is due to flaws in the die or improper planchet preparation. The latter case is most likely. Gems are not rare, and even Cameo examples may be found with some frequency.

All proofs and currency strikes are from the same dies, the obverse revealing a distinctly repunched date. This has only added to the confusion over which coins are proofs and which are not.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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1880 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 300 325 400 435 525 600 775 1400 8500 - -
$ - - - - - - - 425 475 550 650 1100 2225 -
1880 5C PF CA
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1880 5C PF UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3250 5000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 933
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/28/2020 1880 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base215-9-32258718277318725913027---765
----------------313---7
---------------113----5
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Total215-9-32258718277318826313430---777
 0%0%1%-1%-0%0%0%1%1%1%2%3%9%24%34%17%4%--- 
1880 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------15255756211--166
-----------------111--3
---------------1163---11
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Total-------------15265863252--180
 -------------1%3%14%32%35%14%1%-- 
1880 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------2----2
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----------------1-----1
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Total----------------12----3
 ----------------33%67%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106143186244311395445492527551586609674835925106613031647266844391345524241
11815720526633941146050353556259363072786597211451417198732587444170500
0000004605035355625936307278659721145141719873258744400
000000476515543574601652781895101912241532232738481044900
1880 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17523029537546958164871376079183586594911561271145015831980314051251630529269
19325132140650660366972877080584589310181194133014941715236638018851206260
0000006697287708058458931018119413301494171523663801885100
00000069174478082085592110871232139015381847275344631257800
1880 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base679412716722028232036038640643145050263170582011381450238540241168621129
761051401842402943333683924144374675456557439261242176129316578148330
000000333368392414437467545655743926124217612931657800
0000003463773994224434845886807811032134620733477913200
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 1761
Owner: Sonny Ong
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 1647
Owner: 1 The RJ
 
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