Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1875 Shield Nickel is a relatively common coin, though it is far less available than the super-common dates such as the 1868 and 1869.  In Mint State, the grade seen most frequently is MS-64, followed by MS-63, then MS-65.  The best examples are a cluster of PCGS MS-66s that fill out the Condition Census.  Look for the usual die cracks -- they are nearly impossible to avoid.

 

PCGS #
3804
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
2097000
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
292
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 3500 R-4.3 7 / 17 7 / 19
All Grades 500 R-6.0 7 / 17 TIE 7 / 19 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 6 / 17 7 / 19
65 or Better 3500
All Grades 500
60 or Better 90
65 or Better R-4.3
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-8.1
65 or Better 7 / 17
All Grades 7 / 17 TIE
60 or Better 6 / 17
65 or Better 7 / 19
All Grades 7 / 19 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 19

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

“Greenbrier River” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2002:5721 - Heritage 6/2005:5485 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30144

MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

“Greenbrier River” Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2002:5721 - Heritage 6/2005:5485 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30144