1883/2 5C Shield (Regular Strike)

Series: Shield Five Cents 1866-1883

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE (FS-302)<BR> Other varieties exist

CLOSEUP OF OVERDATE (FS-302)
Other varieties exist

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
3814
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
1,456,919
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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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 300 R-6.4 2 / 17 2 / 19
60 or Better 100 R-8.0 2 / 17 TIE 2 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 2 / 17 2 / 19
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 100
65 or Better 20
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-8.0
65 or Better R-9.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 2 / 17
60 or Better 2 / 17 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 17
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 2 / 19
60 or Better 2 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 19

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2019:5135, $60,000

2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 8/2011:7048, $6,900

7 MS65+ PCGS grade
7 MS65+ PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2019:5135, $60,000

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade

Heritage 8/2011:7048, $6,900

#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS65 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In order to produce the 11.47 million 1882 Shield Nickels, the Philadelphia Mint needed lots of dies. Even with such a high production, the Mint failed to use all of the dies on 1882, leaving unused ones available at the end of the year. Rather than throw them out, Mint employees simply overdated the dies, creating a number of different 1883/2 overdates. At least five overdate dies are considered desirable, and they each command similar premiums. Each overdate shows different positioning of the 2 and the 3 relative to each other -- some are dramatic; others less so. The one that counts is FS-301 -- this is the variety shown in the Guidebook (Redbook) and the Cherrypickers' Guide. On this variety, much of a distinct 2 shows clearly to the left of the 3, more so than on any other overdate variety.

This overdate turns out to be relatively scarce, certainly as a fraction of the regular 1883 Shield Nickel coinage. Uncirculated examples are tough to find, and usually occur in the MS-62 to MS-64 grades. The finest certified examples are a trio of PCGS MS66s.