1882 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 #:
3812
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
11,472,900
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
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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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 750
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-5.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 14 / 17 TIE
60 or Better 16 / 17
65 or Better 16 / 17
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 19 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 19

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
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.