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

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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.

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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