5 Cents "Shield Nickel" without rays

Features

Country United States
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1867-1883
Value 5 Cents (0.05 USD)
Currency Dollar (1785-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5 g
Diameter 20.5 mm
Thickness 1.95 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
References KM# 97
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Shield, date below

Lettering:
IN GOD WE TRUST
1872

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Reverse

Face value numeral within circle of 13 stars

Lettering:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
5
·CENTS·

Engraver: James Barton Longacre

James Barton Longacre was an American portraitist and engraver, and from 1844 until his death the fourth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint.

Edge

Smooth

Comments

PCGS recognizes an overdate variety 1879/8 on proof coins; however, neither NGC nor The Cherrypickers' Guide recognizes it. Confirmation is needed on this variety.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1867  28,890,500 5.00 4.06 32.08 16.59 37%
1867  600 0.5% Proof
1868  28,817,000 6.67 9.33 22.15 20.77 34.66 37%
1868  600 0.7% Proof
1869  16,395,000 2.42 7.00 18.13 22%
1869  600 0.4% Proof
1870  4,806,000 8%
1870  1,000 0.3% Proof
1871  561,000 2%
1871  960 0.3% Proof
1872  6,036,000 7%
1872  950 0.3% Proof
1873  436,050 1.9% Closed 3
1873  4,113,950 5% Open 3 (overdate variety exists: large 3 over small 3)
1873  1,100 0.3% Proof
1874  3,538,000 4%
1874  700 0.3% Proof
1875  2,097,000 3%
1875  700 0.3% Proof
1876  2,530,000 4%
1876  1,150 0.3% Proof
1877  510 0.4% Proof
1878  2,350 0.6% Proof
1879  25,900 0.7%
1879  3,200 0.4% Proof (overdate variety may exist: 1879/8)
1880  16,000 0.9%
1880  3,955 0.3% Proof
1881  68,800 0.6%
1881  3,575 0.3% Proof
1882  11,472,900 7.85 12.01 27.68 27.03 16%
1882  3,100 0.5% Proof
1883  1,451,500 44.93 110.31 10% Overdate variety exists (1883/2)
1883  5,419 0.5% Proof

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