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1881 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3811, 3836

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 68,800
Proofs: 3,575

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 5 MS-67's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 19 PR-67's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRCA-67's.

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1387

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6769, not illustrated, sold for $580.75

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 421, unsold

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7855, not illustrated, sold for $1,380.00

NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 227, not illustrated, sold for $471.50

NGC Proof-65 Cameo.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7856, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6768, not illustrated, sold for $517.50

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1563

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1388, unsold

Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 121, not illustrated, sold for $690.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6037, not plated, sold for $391.00

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 232, sold for $575.00

Proof-60.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 402, not illustrated, sold for $230.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6026, not plated, sold for $1,552.50

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