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1868 5C MS66+ PCGS #3795

CAC. POP 5/1 ON (1/16)

1870 5C MS66+ PCGS #3797

CAC. 3/0 (2/16)

1871 5C MS66 PCGS #3798

CAC. A few thin die cracks appear at the lower obverse of this Premium Gem. Minor machine doubling is evident at the date and motto, while the strike is deficient only among the leaves. Both sides have satiny light gray luster with delicate champagne overtones. 10/0 (05/13) 11/1 (1/14)

1873 5C Open 3 MS66 PCGS #3800

CAC. 6/1 (11/13) 8/3 (12/15)

1875 5C MS66 PCGS #3804

CAC. . The 1875 is an extremely important date in the Shield nickel series. Business strikes are rare, especially in Gem condition. This example shows a sharp strike and bright, satiny luster with a hint of gold on each side. A late-state example with extensive die cracks visible throughout. Population: 9 in 66, 0 finer (6/12). 10/0 (5/13) 11/0 (1/14)

1876 5C MS66 PCGS #3805

CAC 16/2 (2/16)

1879 5C MS66 PCGS #3808

CAC. Purchased as MS65 non CAC. Upgraded to MS66 and CAC. 23/1 (11/13)

1882 5C MS67 PCGS #3812

CAC 7/0 (1/16)

1883 5C Shield MS66+ PCGS #3813

CAC. Purchased as MS66 non CAC. Upgraded to + and CAC. 3/10 (11/13)

1867 5C No Rays PR65DCAM PCGS #93821

CAC. Reverse Style D. Stars point to right serif of (STAT)E(S) and between AM. The obverse die is Dannreuther-1, same as on the rare 1867 Rays, with left serif of 1 over right half of a dentil, detached bottom leaf left of the shield, and recutting on the 7. According to research by John Dannreuther, this obverse was used first to strike With Rays proofs on or before Feb. 8, 1867, then No Rays proofs (as here), then more With Rays proof in a later die state. This No Rays Gem shows profound contrast and equal eye appeal over quicksilver surfaces that show no trace of color. A loupe reveals faint recutting on a couple of the reverse stars, but aside from a couple of tiny dark flecks there is little evidence of any post-Mint distractions. 1/0 (7/12) 1/1 (5/13) 1/3 (12/15)

1868 5C PR66+ CAM PCGS #83822

CAC. 2/0 (12/15)

1869 5C PR66+ CAM PCGS #83823

CAC 3/1 (1/16)

1870 5C PR66CAM PCGS #83824

CAC. Ex: Eliasberg. Graded PR67 in its Eliasberg auction appearance, and the piece appears essentially as made even when after prolonged study beneath a loupe. Precisely struck and nearly untoned. PCGS 14/0 (2/09) PCGS 19/4 (5/15) Ex: Edouard Frossard, 3/1894; J.M. Clapp; Clapp estate, 1942; Louis E. Eliasberg Collection (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 757.

1871 5C PR66+ CAM PCGS #83825

CAC 3/0 (5/13)

1872 5C PR66+ CAM PCGS #83826

CAC. 2/2 (11/13) 3/4 (1/16)

1873 5C Closed 3 PR66CAM PCGS #83827

CAC. 22/1 (11/13)

1875 5C PR66CAM PCGS #83829

CAC. 9/1 (1/16)

1876 5C PR67CAM PCGS #83830

CAC - 5/1 (1/16)

1878 5C PR67 PCGS #3832

14/0 (11/13), 21/2 (2/19)

1879 5C PR67CAM PCGS #83833

CAC. 5/0 (1/16)

1880 5C PR67+ CAM PCGS #83835

3/1 (12/15)

1882 5C PR67CAM PCGS #83837

CAC. PCGS 13/?? (9/12), PCGS 25/1 (2/19)