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SHIELD FIVE CENTS (1866-1883)

    

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Sub-Type One - RAYS ON REVERSE (1866-1867)
  

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1866

14,742,500

est. 500

Proofs have a diagnostic center-dot on both sides.

1867

2,019,000

est. 75

 

    

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Sub-Type Two - NO RAYS ON REVERSE

Date 

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1867

28,890,500

est. 600

 

1868

28,817,000

est. 600

 

1869

16,395,000

est. 600

 

1870

4,806,000

est. 1,000

 

1871

561,000

est. 960

 

1872

6,036,000

est. 950

 

1873

4,550,000

est. 1,100

Proofs are Closed 3 only

1874

3,538,000

est. 700

 

1875

2,097,000

est. 700

 

1876

2,530,000

est. 1,150

 

1877

0

est. 510

Proof-only date.

1878

0

2,350

Proof-only date

1879

25,900

3,200

Look for the rare 1879/8 overdate on Proofs

1880

16,000

3,955

 

1881

68,800

3,575

 

1882

11,472,900

3,100

 

1883

1,451,500

5,419

Look for the rare 1883/2 overdate on circulation strikes