1881 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Five Cents 1866-1883

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3811
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
68,000
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

“Greenbrier River” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

“Greenbrier River” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
#7 MS66+ PCGS grade
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.