1876 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 #:
3805
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
2,530,000
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 4,000 R-4.2 8 / 17 8 / 19
60 or Better 600 R-5.8 11 / 17 11 / 19
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 11 / 17 TIE 12 / 19 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 4,000
60 or Better 600
65 or Better 150
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.2
60 or Better R-5.8
65 or Better R-7.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 8 / 17
60 or Better 11 / 17
65 or Better 11 / 17 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 19
60 or Better 11 / 19
65 or Better 12 / 19 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Greenbrier River” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

“Greenbrier River” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1876 Shield Nickel has a slighter higher mintage than the 1875, and is slightly less valuable in all grades, mostly due to higher populations. Like most of the common Shield Nickels, this date is seen most frequently in MS-64, can be found withtout too much difficulty in MS-65, becomes scarce to rare in MS-66, and is unobtainable finer.

As usual, this date comes with some interesting die cracks (see the AU58 example illustrated above for some rather impressive ones). Look for coins that show intense luster and which are as free of spots as possible.