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.

 

Diameter
20.50 millimeters
Designer
James Barton Longacre
Edge
Plain
Mintage
2097000
Weight
5.00 grams
Metal Content
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Region
The United States of America
Pop Higher
3
Pop Lower
285
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates

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

Condition Census

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