1881 5C MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 10009024
PCGS#: 3811

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Demand for Nickels rose inexplicably in 1881, and to meet the demand, the Mint produced 68,800 Nickels for circulation.  Nonetheless, this was still the third lowest mintage for the entire Shield Nickel series, and this date remains scarce today.  The overall quality of this date is especially nice, and enough Mint State examples have survived that finding one will not be too difficult.  Gems are scarce, but not rare, and even a handful of MS67 examples await the collector.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 68,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
1
100
1
6
300
4
45+
775
50+
890
53+
965
55+
1,020
58+
1,125
60
1,200
1
62+
1,400
63+
1,575
64+
2,450
65+
3,950
1
66+
5,750

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 750 R-5.5 4 / 17 4 / 19
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 6 / 17 6 / 19
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 11 / 17 TIE 12 / 19 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade