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1872 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3799, 3826

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 6,036,000
Proofs: est. 950

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 6 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-67's.

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1378, sold for $483.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1552

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 126, unsold

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6743, illustrated, sold for $575.00

NGC Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7845, not illustrated, sold for $ 661.25

Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1486, not illustrated, sold for $328.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Santa Clara Signature Sale", November 16-17, 2000, Lot 5175, not illustrated, sold for $316.25

Very Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 311, not plated, sold for $138.00

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 109, not illustrated, sold for $345.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 225, sold for $322.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 312 , not plated, sold for $322.00

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