1882 5C MS67

CERTIFICATION#: 02628564
PCGS#: 3812

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Production of Shield Nickels in 1882 was huge -- to the tune of almost 11.5 million pieces.  This was the largest production in a dozen years, and only four dates (1866, 1867, 1868, and 1869) have higher mintages.  As might be expected, this is a very common date, and one that is easy to locate in all conditions except MS67. 

Luster ranges from satiny to prooflike.  Die cracking is seen frequently, but not to the severe degree on some of the preceding dates.  Overall, this is a good choice for type collectors who seek an affordable, high-grade example of a Shield Nickel.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 11,472,900 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
1
20
1
2
13
1
3
16
2
4
22
4
8
30
5
20
45
7
25
48
6
45+
80
50+
115
53+
130
55+
145
58+
165
60
175
10
62+
210
63+
250
64+
425
9
65+
850
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 40,000 R-2.6 14 / 17 TIE 15 / 19 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 16 / 17 17 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 16 / 17 18 / 19

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade