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1866 5C Rays MS66 PCGS

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Price: $5,450.00   
Grade: MS66
Quantity: 1
PCGS Coin #: 3790
Last Update: 6/10/2021
Dealer:  (Terms) David Hall Rare Coins (5)
The first year! For the five cent denomination, the U.S. issued silver “half dimes” from 1792 to 1873. In 1866, the nickel five cents was minted. So the pennies were copper, the dime thru dollar were silver, and the higher denominations were gold. The five cents was made out of nickel…and we started calling them “nickels”. First year of types are always important and desirable. The 1866 shield nickel has the extra bonus of being a “two year only” type coin as there were “rays” on the reverse in1866 and 1867, and then the design was changed in 1868. This type specimen has clean mark-free surfaces, a bold strike, and fresh original luster.
Collectors CornerSM coin information:  (data courtesy of *)
PCGS Coin #: 3790
PCGS Coin Description: 1866 5C Rays
Mintage: 14,742,500
Grade: MS66
PCGS Population: * 54 View
Population (in higher grades): * 8
Auction Prices Realized: * Auction Prices Realized
Additional resources: PCGS CoinFacts
PCGS Set Registry:
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Basic U.S. Coin Design Set No Gold (1792-present)
Basic U.S. Coin Design Set (1792-present)
Five Cent Type Set (1866-present)
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