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Obverse of 1871 Five Cents     Reverse of 1871 Five Cents


1871 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3798, 3825

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 561,000
Proofs: est. 960

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 4 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 21 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 7 PRCA-66's.

Recent appearances:
Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 108, illustrated, not sold  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1551

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7844, not illustrated, sold for $747.50

PCGS Proof-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6029, not plated, sold for $299.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 310, not plated, sold for $212.75 

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1377, sold for $920.00

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