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Obverse of 1870 Five Cents     Reverse of 1870 Five Cents


1870 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3797, 3824

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 4,806,000
Proofs: est. 1,000

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 2 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 3 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 6 PRCA-66's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1374 sold for $1,063.75

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6028, not plated, sold for $1,495.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1550

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 107, not illustrated, sold for $805.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6764, "Doubled Die Reverse", not illustrated, sold for $437.00

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