5 Cents "Shield Nickel" without rays

Features

Country United States
Period Federal republic (1776-date)
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 ↑↓
Number N# 4411
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References KM# 97
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

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

Mint

United States Mint, Philadelphia, United States (1792-date)

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 4.40 4.03 24.63 14.40 37%
1867  600 0.5% Proof
1868  28 817 000 5.46 9.26 16.39 18.00 34.41 37%
1868  600 0.8% Proof
1869  16 395 000 2.40 6.95 18.00 21%
1869  600 0.4% Proof
1870  4 806 000 10.95 8%
1870  1 000 0.4% Proof
1871  561 000 2%
1871  960 0.4% Proof
1872  6 036 000 7%
1872  950 0.4% 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 0.4% Proof
1874  3 538 000 4%
1874  700 0.4% Proof
1875  2 097 000 2%
1875  700 0.4% Proof
1876  2 530 000 4%
1876  1 150 0.4% 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 1.1%
1880  3 955 0.4% Proof
1881  68 800 0.6%
1881  3 575 0.4% Proof
1882  11 472 900 7.80 11.93 24.66 26.84 16%
1882  3 100 0.5% Proof
1883  1 451 500 20.77 44.61 109.53 10% Overdate variety exists (1883/2)
1883  5 419 0.5% Proof

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