Five Cents

U.S. Five Cent Coinage 1792 to Present: Five Cent Silver (Half Dimes) 1794 to 1873; Copper Nickel Five Cents 1866 to Present (Coin shown is a 1913 Pattern from the National Numismatic Collection)

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1834 Capped Bust Half Dime, Original Almost Uncirculated Coin
Year: 1834
Condition: AU-50+
Description: (This coin has been SOLD; I left listing posted for the info on die states) An original AU+, sharply detailed with nice color and remaining luster around the rims. My estimate of an equivalent certified grade would be AU-55. This is an example of LM-2 (V-1a?), a medium die state with the Obverse heavily die clashed and showing the curve of the eagle's wing in front of Liberty's face. This does show some light old scratches that are hard to see unless under magnification - the grade "netted" to AU-50+ and price reduced just a bit for that.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #002683    See Details...
1834 Capped Bust Half Dime, Original Choice Uncirculated Coin, Nice Color!
Year: 1834
Condition: PCGS MS-64
Description: Just plain wow ... an original, moderately toned Choice Unc coin out of a very old Type Set. Light gold centers with some soft red highlights, becoming electric blue at the rims. Certainly worth a reasonable premium for the originality and attractive toning. Thankfully, somehow this managed to avoid any numismatic abuse!
Price: $1,315.00
Item Id #006321    See Details...
1851-O Seated Half Dime, Choice AU, Nice Color
Year: 1851O
Condition: NGC/CAC AU-55
Description: A low certified population (13 NGC, 16 PCGS as of Dec. 2018), rare with a CAC sticker. Until recently, this was the ONLY such CAC'd coin (Dec. 2018 Pop = 2). Only 13 coins in higher grades with CAC, two AU-58 the rest Uncs. Well struck, attractive and original, this should easily cross to PCGS, should you desire to do so. Also, a scarcer date in better grades.
Price: $349.00
Item Id #004920    See Details...
1857 Seated Liberty Half Dime, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1857
Condition: Almost Uncirculated
Description: Lightly cleaned long ago but now showing attractive rim toning from an old album. A decent example for Type.
Price: $137.00
Item Id #005757    See Details...
1857-O Seated Liberty Half Dime, Extremely Fine
Year: 1857O
Condition: Extremely Fine
Description: A nice problem free coin to serve as a Type example.
Price: $84.00
Item Id #006707    See Details...
1859 Seated Half Dime,
Year: 1859
Condition: PCGS PR64
Description: This is the first relatively common Seated Liberty Half Dime date available as a Proof, the Mint having started to publicly sell Proof coins and sets the prior year. "Common" is certainly relative as I do not see them often. This date is UNIQUE in American Numismatics as the only Half Dime (or any other coin denomination) with this Obverse Hub, modified by Anthony Paquet in an attempt to "lighten" up the design. The distinguishing characteristic is the "hollow center" stars, which can be seen even in low grade on a circulated coin (when you can find them - I have only owned two in the last three-four years). This is Valentine-1, a triple repunched date with the repunching showing plainly and boldly on the 1 and 9. Although not noted in Breen, the 8 is also obviously repunched. This would appear to be a very early die state of the die, as in addition to an exceptional strike, the coin shows some light Cameo contrast. This variety is scarcer than V-2 as a Proof, and probably more so as an EDS coin.
Price: $1,749.00
Item Id #004283    See Details...
1862 Seated Liberty Half Dime, Choice Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1862
Condition: AU-58
Description: A stunningly original coin, with bright luster and basically untoned, just some light scuffs. Fully original, this came out of a misc. assortment of U. S. coins that made it to Great Britain, likely during the Civil War. The "perfect" Type example: you get all the detail at half the price of an Unc.
Price: $158.00
Item Id #006951    See Details...
1866 Shield Nickel, Original Uncirculated Coin
Year: 1866
Condition: Uncirculated (MS-60+)
Description: (SOLD December, 2017 for $369) An original "raw" Uncirculated example, highly unusual today. Most real BU's have been certified; most raw "Uncs" are not, in my experience. I got lucky and found this at a show where a number of local club members set up, many of whom are "old school". This coin shows no wear but a slightly uneven strike, primarily on the right side of the Obverse. This is due to the die beginning to fail, with a heavy die crack that developed causing the Mint to repolish the die, actually removing a portion of the leaf details. The Reverse is better struck than most, and with relatively few die cracks and some light scattered marks - I note one old, light spot that looks more like a grease stain (this could be Mint-made). In my experience certifying this series, this would likely come back MS-62.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #005644    See Details...
1866 Shield Nickel, Choice Extremely Fine
Year: 1866
Condition: Choice Extremely Fine
Description: Well struck for the date and close to AU, with noticeable remaining luster. A nice example for Type.
Price: $140.00
Item Id #006905    See Details...
1867 No Rays Shield Nickel, Original AU
Year: 1867NR
Condition: AU-55
Description: A solid, problem free original Choice AU example, with the slightly "greasy" gray-green color an unmolested Shield (or Liberty) Nickel should be. A full balanced strike showing all star radials and shield lines, and only one tiny die crack. The Reverse rim shows a bit of a "fin" of metal where it squeezed out between the die and collar - most likely struck fairly early after the Reverse hub design was changed to the "No Rays" Type, and the Mint was learning how to balance the striking pressure on the press.
Price: $115.00
Item Id #005065    See Details...
1867 With Rays Shield Nickel, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1867WR
Condition: PCGS AU-50
Description: An original if slightly grubby coin, in an old PCGS holder (OGH). VERY well struck for this issue, with little if any evidence of die cracks, which is rare - there are a couple of light cracks on the Reverse. If the holder and label combination are not critical, I would suggest cracking this coin out as it could stand a "wash" to remove some encrusted dirt - this would not affect re-certification, and frankly I think that this really just belongs in an album, rather than a slab.
Price: $295.00
Item Id #005303    See Details...
1868 Nickel, Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1868
Condition: AU-53+
Description: A nice problem free original AU example, with significant luster under light pearl gray toning. Oddly enough for an 1868, this does not appear to be a variety of any kind!
Price: $105.00
Item Id #004161    See Details...
1868 Seated Liberty Half Dime, Better Date
Year: 1868
Condition: PCGS XF-40
Description: An original high grade circulated example of this scarcer post-Civil War date, with a low mintage of less than 89,000 coins. The emergence of hoarded Silver coinage in 1865 after the cessation of hostilities meant Mint production of minor coinage dropped for a number of years afterward. One estimate is that as few as 300 pieces survive in all grades. 10 in the grade at PCGS, with only 37 higher in circulated grades (50+ in Uncirculated grades).
Price: $349.00
Item Id #006786    See Details...
1870 Shield Nickel, Choice Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1870
Condition: ANACS AU-58
Description: A nice original example of this better date, in an old ANACS "mini slab". Graded accurately, this would easily cross to either PCGS or NGC at the same grade, however I don't really see the point to the exercise. Oddly enough for a Shield Nickel, not a variety of any sort!
Price: $210.00
Item Id #006993    See Details...
1872 Seated Liberty Half Dime, Choice Almost Uncirculated
Year: 1872
Condition: Choice Almost Uncirculated
Description: A nice high grade example of this next to the last date in the series. Details of an AU-58, a bit bright as my opinion is that this was lightly dipped a long time ago, probably to try to make it appear "Unc". It should still pass muster if submitted for certification, at at least the AU-55 level, so that is how I have it priced. An obvious Repunched Date: there is the base of an additional "1" showing below base of the digit in the date, as well as the tip of the serif peeking out below the "flag" of same. Not noted in Breen; I was not able to confirm whether this was in Valentine or not. An early die state coin as otherwise this feature would likely have worn to invisibility rather quickly.
Price: $105.00
Item Id #005439    See Details...
1872 Shield Nickel, Choice Uncirculated
Year: 1872
Condition: PCGS MS-63
Description: Considered a "common" date by some, despite an estimated survival of less than 10,000 coins in all grades out of a mintage of 6 Million. Perhaps common by typical Shield Nickel standards, however I can tell you I do not find Uncirculated examples available often. Well struck & original, and without the typical hairlines & scuffmarks that typically define a BU Shield Nickel in this grade range. As probably 90%+ of all Uncirculated survivors were put aside randomly and spent time hiding in a bag or box of other coins, issues such as these are the norm rather than the exception. The grade likely limited only by the somewhat "flat" nature of the luster on the Reverse, caused by environmental issues wherever it spent a Century hiding before I submitted it to PCGS.
Price: $319.00
Item Id #007037    See Details...
1872 Shield Nickel, Certified Mid-Grade Example, Better Date
Year: 1872
Condition: PCGS VF-30
Description: A solid, problem free mid-grade circulated example of this better date. The Obverse die shows some heavy die cracks and was near terminal. I note that this older PCGS holder shows some minor damage to the Reverse "lip".
Price: $111.00
Item Id #005114    See Details...
1872 Shield Nickel, Extremely Fine
Year: 1872
Condition: Extremely Fine
Description: An interesting coin, with a heavy die gouge across the third leaf cluster on the right - I have not seen this die before and not mentioned in Fletcher. Obverse B, Reverse IIc, also a possible Repunched Date (RPD). There appears to be light repunching on the "87", difficult to tell for sure. Somewhat similar in appearance to F-07, however obviously NOT a DDO, so possibly a new die. A nice coin either way and worthy of some study.
Price: $132.00
Item Id #006906    See Details...
1874 Shield Nickel, Solid Mid-Grade Example, Better Date
Year: 1874
Condition: Very Fine
Description: A solid, problem free mid-grade circulated example, and a better date. One Obverse die crack that if not polished off the die would almost certainly have caused a "cud" to develop, resulting in the die being condemned.
Price: $105.00
Item Id #004996    See Details...
1876 Shield Nickel, U. S. Centennial Year, Choice BU
Year: 1876
Condition: PCGS/CAC MS-64
Description: Oddly enough, although most of the other U. S. coins struck in 1876 are relatively available, due to general saving of this Centennial Year's coinage as souvenirs, the Shield Nickel of that year is not particularly common. This is probably due to the relative lack of interest in the denomination at the time - basically, until the Buffalo Nickel came along, collectors and people in general pretty much dismissed the 5 Cent coinage as "utilitarian". This is a nice bright BU specimen, perhaps a bit odd in that the Reverse is nicer than the Obverse - Shield Nickels tend to be the opposite. 196 at PCGS/NGC in the grade versus only 10 CAC.
Price: $500.00
Item Id #007031    See Details...
1876 Shield Nickel, U. S. Centennial Year
Year: 1876
Condition: VF-20
Description: Oddly enough, although most of the other U. S. coins struck in 1876 are relatively available, the Shield Nickel of that year is not particularly common. This is probably due to the relative lack of interest in the denomination at the time - basically, until the Buffalo Nickel came along, collectors and people in general pretty much dismissed the 5 Cent coinage as "utilitarian". This is a solid VF example, with some heavy die cracks on the Obverse, a problem which plagued this series.
Price: $125.00
Item Id #005364    See Details...
1879 Shield Nickel, Choice Proof
Year: 1879
Condition: NGC PF-64
Description: (SOLD October, 2013 for $550 - listing left posted for its information value) A Choice example of the scarce 1879 date, usually seen as a Proof due to the low mintage of Business Strikes. This is an example of Fletcher Die F-04, which is a slightly Triple Punched Date; this shows on the "9". Oddly enough, many of the Proof examples seen of this date are of the so-called 1879/8 Overdate - the Overdate nature of this die is in dispute, but this particular die represents as many as half of the Proof coins seen, making a "non overdate" somewhat scarce. This is pretty much a typical Proof of the period, with the Reverse being a bit dull, while the Obverse is bright and shows some light Cameo contrast.
Price: Price On Request
Item Id #002891    See Details...
1883 No Cents Liberty Nickel, Original Gem Proof
Year: 1883NC
Condition: PCGS/CAC PR-65
Description: An original Proof in an older PCGS certification, with light gray surfaces, decent mirrors and some light Cameo contrast on the Obverse - just a touch of an original haze to let you know it has not been dipped. No spots other than a TINY one hidden in the Reverse denticles, hairlines or other problems that sometimes plague these as many of this date were simply put away as a souvenir.
Price: $649.00
Item Id #005577    See Details...