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Obverse of 1868 Five Cents     Reverse of 1868 Five Cents


1868 FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3795, 3822

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 28,817,000
Proofs: est. 600

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 15 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 10 PR-66's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRCA-66's.

Significant examples:
Proof-66.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 105, illustrated, sold for $1,955.00  From the Pennsylvania Cabinet

Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1548

PCGS Proof 64.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1484, not illustrated, sold for $460.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 1485, not illustrated, sold for $552.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 1372 sold for $431.25

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

 
 

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