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Obverse of 1874 Five Cents     Reverse of 1874 Five Cents


1874 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3803, 3828

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 3,538,000
Proofs: est. 700

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 5 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 6 PR-67's.

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

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7847, not illustrated, sold for $862.50

NGC Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6030, not plated, sold for $661.25

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1554

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1380, sold for $391.00

Proof-64.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 111, not illustrated, sold for $379.50  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 226, sold for $920.00

PCGS MS-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 112, illustrated, sold for $4,600.00  

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