1874 5C MS63

CERTIFICATION#: 02342090
PCGS#: 3803

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1874 Shield Nickel is a common issue that is one of the best values in the series.  The 1874 is not as common as high mintage dates like 1868 and 1869, yet it does not cammand much of a value premium.  Mint State examples are easy to find, usually in MS-63 and MS-64.  The finest examples certified by PCGS (as of July 2011) are five MS-66s.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Plain
Mintage: 3,538,000 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 9 / 17 TIE 9 / 19 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 7 / 17 TIE 7 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 100 R-8.0 7 / 17 TIE 8 / 19 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade