Shield 5 Cents

Shield 5 Cents

Coinage shortages during Civil War led to Shield 5¢ series By William T. Gibbs
COIN WORLD Staff Nearly 75 years after the first silver 5-cent coin (Flowing Hair half dime) was struck, the copper-nickel Shield 5-cent coin...READ MORE

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Shield 5 Cents
  AG-3 G-4 VG-8 F-12 VF-20 EF-40 AU-50 AU-55 AU-58 MS-60 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65 MS-66 Proof 60 Proof 62 Proof 63 Proof 64 Proof 65 Proof 66
1866 With Rays on Reverse1866 With Rays on Reverse 20 30 42.50 60 95 150 200 225 300 335 375 475 750 1,350 3,000 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1866 With Rays on Reverse1866 With Rays on Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 1,000 1,350 1,850 2,100 2,750 3,250
1866/1866 Repunched Date With Rays on Reverse1866/1866 Repunched Date With Rays on Reverse 200 250 300 400 700 800 1,350 2,500 2,750 3,000 3,500 5,500 10,000 15,000 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1867 With Rays on Reverse1867 With Rays on Reverse 22.50 35 45 70 110 200 275 325 365 400 500 625 1,000 2,750 7,000 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1867 With Rays on Reverse1867 With Rays on Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 15,000 17,500 30,000 37,500 38,500 40,000
1867 Rays Removed from Reverse1867 Rays Removed from Reverse 16 22.50 27.50 32.50 45 67.50 110 125 145 155 175 225 300 700 1,650 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1867 Rays Removed from Reverse1867 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 300 425 850 1,050 2,000
1868 Rays Removed from Reverse1868 Rays Removed from Reverse 16 22.50 27.50 32.50 45 70 115 130 140 165 180 225 350 650 1,350 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1868 Rays Removed from Reverse1868 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 300 350 450 850 1,900
1869 Rays Removed from Reverse1869 Rays Removed from Reverse 16 22.50 27.50 32.50 45 67.50 110 125 145 155 185 225 350 725 1,450 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1869 Rays Removed from Reverse1869 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 350 450 700 900
1870 Rays Removed from Reverse1870 Rays Removed from Reverse 20 30 40 60 77.50 110 150 175 200 225 275 400 600 1,450 2,500 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1870 Rays Removed from Reverse1870 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 300 425 700 1,250
1871 Rays Removed from Reverse1871 Rays Removed from Reverse 45 85 110 150 235 325 375 450 500 525 700 825 1,350 2,000 3,500 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1871 Rays Removed from Reverse1871 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 400 500 800 1,000
1872 Rays Removed from Reverse1872 Rays Removed from Reverse 27.50 45 60 90 100 130 165 185 210 225 250 300 600 1,350 2,000 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1872 Rays Removed from Reverse1872 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 350 450 600 900
1873 Closed 3 Rays Removed from Reverse1873 Closed 3 Rays Removed from Reverse 37.50 62.50 82.50 100 140 225 250 275 300 400 600 900 1,350 2,350 3,750 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1873 Closed 3 Rays Removed from Reverse1873 Closed 3 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 325 450 600 950
1873 Open 3 Rays Removed from Reverse1873 Open 3 Rays Removed from Reverse 22.50 37.50 47.50 65 77.50 100 150 175 200 225 300 450 625 1,750 3,750 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1874 Rays Removed from Reverse1874 Rays Removed from Reverse 22.50 35 50 80 100 130 175 185 200 225 250 325 600 1,100 2,750 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1874 Rays Removed from Reverse1874 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 325 450 650 900
1875 Rays Removed from Reverse1875 Rays Removed from Reverse 37.50 52.50 67.50 100 140 175 220 260 275 290 325 400 650 1,350 2,250 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1875 Rays Removed from Reverse1875 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 325 450 875 1,100
1876 Rays Removed from Reverse1876 Rays Removed from Reverse 27.50 45 60 100 125 170 215 235 250 265 350 385 475 1,000 2,250 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1876 Rays Removed from Reverse1876 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 250 325 450 650 850
1877 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse1877 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 2,000 2,100 2,250 2,450 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1877 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse1877 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 2,500 2,650 2,750 3,250 4,000 5,000
1878 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse1878 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 850 900 950 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1878 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse1878 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 1,000 1,050 1,100 1,150 1,250 1,350
1879 Rays Removed from Reverse1879 Rays Removed from Reverse 300 500 575 675 750 925 1,250 1,600 1,750 2,000 2,100 2,500 3,500 4,000 5,500 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1879 Rays Removed from Reverse1879 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 325 350 450 500 650 950
1879/8 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse1879/8 Proof Only Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 350 375 500 575 750 1,150
1880 Rays Removed from Reverse1880 Rays Removed from Reverse 1,500 1,900 2,250 2,750 3,250 6,500 7,250 10,000 11,000 -.- -.- 27,500 35,250 67,500 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1880 Rays Removed from Reverse1880 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 275 400 450 500 600 700
1881 Rays Removed from Reverse1881 Rays Removed from Reverse 175 250 325 425 500 625 750 950 1,000 1,050 1,250 1,350 2,000 2,750 3,250 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1881 Rays Removed from Reverse1881 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 250 275 300 400 500 600
1882 Rays Removed from Reverse1882 Rays Removed from Reverse 16 22.50 27.50 32.50 45 67.50 115 125 135 160 175 200 250 500 800 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1882 Rays Removed from Reverse1882 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 225 325 375 500 600
1883 Rays Removed from Reverse1883 Rays Removed from Reverse 16 22.50 30 35 47.50 70 95 110 125 160 170 210 275 500 850 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
1883 Rays Removed from Reverse1883 Rays Removed from Reverse -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- 185 225 325 375 500 600
1883/2 Rays Removed from Reverse1883/2 Rays Removed from Reverse 175 225 325 575 950 1,250 1,650 2,000 2,100 2,200 2,250 2,500 4,750 11,000 12,500 -.- -.- -.- -.- -.- -.-
Public Auctions
Name   Grade Price Date Firm Lot Number Certified
1866 5C Rays -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (17/1434). PCGS 1866 5C Rays -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (17/1434). PCGS AU-50 110.4500 Heritage Auctions 26033 ANACS
1866 5C Rays -- Cleaned -- ANACS. XF40 Details. NGC Census: (33/1558). PCGS 1866 5C Rays -- Cleaned -- ANACS. XF40 Details. NGC Census: (33/1558). PCGS EF-40 79.0000 Heritage Auctions 22001 ANACS
17-Piece Proof Shield Nickel Collection. 17-Piece Proof Shield Nickel Collection. MS-64 12925.0000 Heritage Auctions 3298 NGC
1867 5C -- Environmental Damage NGC Details. UNC. NGC Census: (2/648). PCGS 1867 5C -- Environmental Damage NGC Details. UNC. NGC Census: (2/648). PCGS MS-60 72.0000 Heritage Auctions 24487 NGC Details
1868 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. 1868 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. AU-50 94.0000 Heritage Auctions 23125 Genuine PCGS
1868 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. Unc Details. NGC Census: (0/656). PCGS 1868 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. Unc Details. NGC Census: (0/656). PCGS MS-60 96.3500 Heritage Auctions 27585 PCGS Genuine
1869 5C -- Cleaned -- NGC Details. 1869 5C -- Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU-50 132.0000 Heritage Auctions 23126 Details NGC
1869 5C -- Cleaned -- PCGS Genuine. 1869 5C -- Cleaned -- PCGS Genuine. MS-60 114.0000 Heritage Auctions 29128 Genuine PCGS
1870 5C -- Corroded, Cleaned -- ANACS. AU55 Details. NGC Census: (6/175). PCGS 1870 5C -- Corroded, Cleaned -- ANACS. AU55 Details. NGC Census: (6/175). PCGS AU-55 54.0000 Heritage Auctions 24130 ANACS
1870 5C -- Retained Cud -- ANACS. XF40 Details. NGC Census: (2/208). PCGS 1870 5C -- Retained Cud -- ANACS. XF40 Details. NGC Census: (2/208). PCGS EF-40 69.0000 Heritage Auctions 21565 ANACS
1871 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (2/85). PCGS 1871 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (2/85). PCGS AU-50 211.5000 Heritage Auctions 21106 ANACS
1871 5C -- Cleaned -- NGC Details. 1871 5C -- Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU-50 228.0000 Heritage Auctions 27094 Details NGC
1872 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (3/233). PCGS 1872 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (3/233). PCGS AU-50 105.7500 Heritage Auctions 29633 ANACS
1872 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (5/235). PCGS 1872 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (5/235). PCGS AU-50 79.0000 Heritage Auctions 22003 ANACS
1873 5C Closed 3 -- Cleaned -- ANACS. MS60 Details. NGC Census: (0/0). PCGS 1873 5C Closed 3 -- Cleaned -- ANACS. MS60 Details. NGC Census: (0/0). PCGS MS-60 170.3750 Heritage Auctions 29061 ANACS
1873 5C Closed 3 -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. 1873 5C Closed 3 -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. AU-50 360.0000 Heritage Auctions 21173 Genuine PCGS
1874 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU58 Details. NGC Census: (13/126). PCGS 1874 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU58 Details. NGC Census: (13/126). PCGS AU-58 94.0000 Heritage Auctions 21108 ANACS
1874 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. 1874 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. MS-60 192.0000 Heritage Auctions 27180 Genuine PCGS
1875 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (2/145). PCGS 1875 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (2/145). PCGS AU-50 111.6250 Heritage Auctions 22005 ANACS
1875 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (2/152). PCGS 1875 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (2/152). PCGS AU-50 105.7500 Heritage Auctions 21567 ANACS
1876 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU55 Details. NGC Census: (7/239). PCGS 1876 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU55 Details. NGC Census: (7/239). PCGS AU-55 105.7500 Heritage Auctions 21109 ANACS
1876 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. 1876 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. EF-40 84.0000 Heritage Auctions 25291 Genuine PCGS
1877 5C -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. 1877 5C -- Improperly Cleaned -- NGC Details. MS-60 1880.0000 Heritage Auctions 4101 NGC Details
1877 5C -- Obverse Rim Filed -- ANACS. 1877 5C -- Obverse Rim Filed -- ANACS. MS-60 2040.0000 Heritage Auctions 16222 ANACS
1878 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. 1878 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. MS-60 940.0000 Heritage Auctions 3226 ANACS
1878 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. PR60 Details. NGC Census: (0/557). PCGS 1878 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. PR60 Details. NGC Census: (0/557). PCGS MS-60 1116.2500 Heritage Auctions 24064 ANACS
1879 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU55 Details. NGC Census: (4/61). PCGS 1879 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU55 Details. NGC Census: (4/61). PCGS AU-55 646.2500 Heritage Auctions 7280 ANACS
1879 5C AU55 PCGS. 1879 5C AU55 PCGS. AU-55 1762.5000 Heritage Auctions 3672 PCGS
1880 5C -- Cleaning -- Genuine PCGS. 1880 5C -- Cleaning -- Genuine PCGS. EF-40 1880.0000 Heritage Auctions 3228 Genuine PCGS
1880 5C -- Corroded -- ANACS. 1880 5C -- Corroded -- ANACS. G-4 456.0000 Heritage Auctions 27138 ANACS
1881 5C -- Altered Surfaces -- PCGS Genuine Secure. 1881 5C -- Altered Surfaces -- PCGS Genuine Secure. AU-50 408.0000 Heritage Auctions 7151 Genuine PCGS
1881 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. 1881 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. AU-50 420.0000 Heritage Auctions 23128 Genuine PCGS
1882 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. UNC Details, Net AU55. NGC Census: (2/860). PCGS 1882 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. UNC Details, Net AU55. NGC Census: (2/860). PCGS AU-55 99.8750 Heritage Auctions 25048 ANACS
1882 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. 1882 5C -- Cleaning -- PCGS Genuine. AU-50 51.0000 Heritage Auctions 23227 Genuine PCGS
1883 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (6/1544). PCGS 1883 5C -- Cleaned -- ANACS. AU50 Details. NGC Census: (6/1544). PCGS AU-50 40.0000 Heritage Auctions 24860 ANACS
1883 5C -- Cleaned, Glue Residue -- ANACS. AU58 Details. NGC Census: (123/1371). PCGS 1883 5C -- Cleaned, Glue Residue -- ANACS. AU58 Details. NGC Census: (123/1371). PCGS AU-58 59.0000 Heritage Auctions 24133 ANACS