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1869 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3796, 3823

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,395,000
Proofs: est. 600

Designer: James B. Longacre

Diameter: 20.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia)

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 7 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-67.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-67.

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Early American History Auctions, Inc.'s Mail Bid Sale, October 14, 2000, Lot 1082

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6766, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1549

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1373, sold for $632.50

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 106, illustrated, sold for $747.50  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 113, plated, sold for $920.00  Ex Abner Kreisberg's sale of December 10, 1965, lot 3854

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service