Coin Specifications

Category: Shield Five Cents (1866-1883)
Mint: Philadelphia
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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1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS obverse 1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It is obvious that several 1882-dated dies remained on hand when 1883's production commenced, and these were overpunched with an 1883 date logotype, resulting in various combinations of duplicated numerals and 3/2 overdates. These varieties are extremely popular, and some of them may be found in Mint State. The catalog values are for the most obvious and popular variety, FS-301. The coin illustrated is a late die state example of FS-302.

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Last Updated: 5/10/2017

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1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS
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Base $ 210 325 640 900 1235 1575 1650 1750 1875 2000 2150 2375 2650 4250 7500 11250 15500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 4750 8000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 106
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 4/23/2018 1883/2 SHIELD 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--3-2153491935171110743---106
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Total--3-2153491935171111744---108
 --3 %-2 %1 %5 %3 %4 %8 %18 %3 %5 %16 %10 %10 %6 %4 %4 %--- 

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8/21/1996 PCGS VF 30   Teletrade Auction 0869, 869/Lot# 1162 $152.60
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 5556 $6,037.50
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2511 $1,955.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1097 $3,162.50
1/19/2012 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 655, 662/Lot# 7009 $1,552.50
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1172/Lot# 3922 $7,195.55
1/9/2013 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1181/Lot# 3374 $1,175.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3189 $6,462.50
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171547 $855.80
1/7/2015 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(1), 1216/Lot# 3490 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883/2 5C MS SHIELD
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2052653364235276636957257948389019411013118613211583291037124694122241993422419
225288365457572673705748808859914965107012311408202531774039720414794207620
00000070574880885991496510701231140820253177403972041479400
00000071577182388092798911281276149524673444436697141736400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1583
Owner: S & RB
 
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