U.S. Coins Nickels Shield Nickels

1879 5c PCGS/CAC AU55

Low Mintage Key Date

Eye Appeal:
Degree of Toning: 3/10
DLRC Inventory #: 2371008

Item Not Available
This item has sold in auction and is not available.
Add to wantlist (Sign in)

Auction Name: Internet Auction #1221.
Closed On: Sunday, May 15, 2022 8:35 PM.
Realized: $2,102.

Item Description:
After not minting a single nickel in 1877 or 1878, the Philadelphia Mint resumed production in 1879 with a modest 25,900 coins. Few survive today. CAC approved for quality and eye appeal.

DLRC Related Auction Data:
Date Sold

1879 5c PCGS/CAC MS66 - Tied for Finest



1879 5c NGC MS66



1879 5c NGC MS66



1879 5c NGC MS66



1879 5c NGC AU Details (Improperly Cleaned)



Add Similar Items to Your Want List

By adding this your want list we will send you automatic emails when matching items come available for sale or auction. There is no obligation on your part.

Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 3808 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Nickels
Series: Shield Nickels
Type: Shield no Rays
Years for Type: 1867-1883
Strike: Business
Denomination: Nickel
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 75% copper; 25% nickel
Weight: 5g
Edge Type: Plain
Mintage: 25,900