1877 5C, CA PR (PCGS# 83831)


  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
  • Grade:
  • Price:
Lot Description
1877 5C PR67 Cameo PCGS. As the more elusive of two proof-only issues in the Shield nickel series, the 1877 is one of the most important dates for this early five cent design. Mintage figures are speculative, but the Guide Book puts the issue's total production at slightly over 510 pieces, which would make it the second-lowest mintage among Shield nickel proofs, behind only the famed 1867 With Rays specimens. This beautifully preserved and immensely attractive Superb Gem offers moderate reflectivity and mild, yet distinct contrast. This piece's most prominent and desirable attribute is its patina, periwinkle, mint-green, and lemon-gold with occasional flashes of magenta at the margins. While tied for the finest known among Cameo pieces certified by NGC and PCGS (11/07), the outstanding toning on this piece most likely makes it the most visually appealing 1877 Shield nickel known.
View the Original Auction