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1880 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3810, 3835

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 16,900
Proofs: 3,955

Designer: James B. Longacre

Diameter: 20.5 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia)

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 4 MS-65's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 17 PR-67's.

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

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof 66. 
Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1495, not illustrated, sold for $632.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6767, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS Proof-66. Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7853, not illustrated, not sold

Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 120, illustrated, sold for $575.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

NGC Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7854, not illustrated, sold for $546.25


PCGS Proof-65 Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6035, not plated, sold for $603.75

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6036, not plated, sold for $563.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1562

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1386, sold for $391.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6214, not plated, sold for $494.50  From the Alex Highland Collection


Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 321, not plated, sold for $316.25

Gem Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 242, not plated, sold for $437.00

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