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Obverse of 1876 Five Cents     Reverse of 1876 Five Cents


1876 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3805, 3830

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 2,530,000
Proofs: est. 1,150

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 2 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 11 PRCA-66's.

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

Recent appearances:
NCG Proof 66.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1488, illustrated, sold for $1,006.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7850, not illustrated, sold for $833.75  From the Fred Firestone Collection

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 416, $632.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1556

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1381, $632.50

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 114, illustrated, sold for $632.50  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 227, $345.00

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