1874 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Five Cents 1866-1883

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3803
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
3,538,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
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.