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1883 FIVE CENTS -
SHIELD TYPE
(see also
1883 Five Cents - Liberty Head)

PCGS Nos: 3813, 3814, 3838

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,451,500
Proofs: 5,419

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 8 MS-67's.

The finest Uncirculated "1883/2" examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-66's.

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

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-67's.

Recent appearances:
ICG Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 296, illustrated, sold for $1,495.00

ICG Proof-67
– American Numismatic Rarities
7/2003:297, $977.50

PCGS Proof-66
– American Numismatic Rarities
7/2003:298, $805.00

PCGS Proof-66
– American Numismatic Rarities
7/2003:299, $661.25

Proof-66.  Ex-  Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale", October 5-7, 2000, Lot 6706, not illustrated, sold for $920.00

PCGS Proof-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 7857, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 6770, not illustrated, sold for $483.00

PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1565

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1394, sold for $327.75

NGC Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 405, not illustrated, sold for $391.00

Proof-65, PVC.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 5502, not illustrated, sold for $241.50 

PCGS Proof-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 6215, not plated, sold for $276.00   From the Alex Highland Collection

Proof-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 123, not illustrated, sold for $230.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Choice Brilliant Proof.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 326, not plated, sold for $322.00


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