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SERIES: Shield Five Cents 1866-1883
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1882 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
3812
Diameter:
20.50 millimeters
Designer:
James Barton Longacre
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
11,472,900
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$9,200 • PCGS MS67 • 1-8-2003 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 40,000 R-2.6 14 / 17 TIE 15 / 19 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 16 / 17 17 / 19 TIE
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 16 / 17 18 / 19
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66+ PCGS grade  
9 MS66 PCGS grade
9 MS66 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: Production of Shield Nickels in 1882 was huge -- to the tune of almost 11.5 million pieces.  This was the largest production in a dozen years, and only four dates (1866, 1867, 1868, and 1869) have higher mintages.  As might be expected, this is a very common date, and one that is easy to locate in all conditions except MS67. 

Luster ranges from satiny to prooflike.  Die cracking is seen frequently, but not to the severe degree on some of the preceding dates.  Overall, this is a good choice for type collectors who seek an affordable, high-grade example of a Shield Nickel.