Date/Mint Mark
Mintage
EF40
AU50
MS63
MS64
1856 All Types
1,762,936
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1856 Upright 5
Inc. Above
$275
$300
$1,400
$2,500
1856 Slanted 5
Inc. Above
$275
$300
$1,000
$1,500
1856-D
1,460
$5,000
$8,000
$50,000

1857
774,789
$250
$275
$1,200
$2,200
1857-C
13,280
$2,000
$3,000
$20,000

1857-D
3,533
$2,200
$3,500
$20,000

1857-S
10,000
$600
$1,100
$20,000

1858
117,995
$260
$275
$1,100
$3,000
1858-D
3,477
$2,000
$3,200
$24,000
$40,000
1858-S
10,000
$550
$1,400
$22,000

1859
168,244
$250
$275
$800
$1,500
1859-C
5,235
$2,000
$3,200
$25,000

1859-D
4,592
$1,600
$3,200
$22,000

1859-S
15,000
$500
$1,000
$16,000

1860
36,514
$250
$280
$1,100
$3,250
1860-D
1,566
$4,000
$8,000
$50,000

1860-S
13,000
$450
$700
$7,000
$12,000
1861
527,150
$250
$280
$1,200
$1,800
1861-D
1,250
$17,000
$30,000
$80,000
$120,000
1862
1,361,355
$250
$280
$1,300
$2,000
1863
6,200
$1,200
$2,750
$9,000
$18,000
1864
3,725
$500
$900
$2,500
$4,250
1865
3,700
$600
$800
$3,000
$5,250
1866
7,100
$500
$650
$2,000
$3,750
1867
5,200
$500
$650
$1,800
$2,500
1868
10,500
$400
$500
$1,800
$3,000
1869
5,900
$500
$600
$2,000
$3,250
1870
6,300
$400
$500
$1,700
$2,800
1870-S
3,000
$800
$1,300
$7,000
$12,000
1871
3,900
$400
$500
$1,700
$3,000
1872
3,500
$375
$450
$2,250
$3,000
1873 Closed 3
1,800
$800
$950
$4,500
$12,000
1873 Open 3
123,300
$300
$325
$1,200
$2,000
1874
198,800
$300
$325
$1,000
$1,500
1875
400
$4,000
$5,000
$13,000
$27,000
1876
3,200
$400
$475
$1,400
$2,500
1877
3,900
$400
$475
$1,300
$2,700
1878
3,000
$325
$475
$1,200
$2,900
1879
3,000
$325
$475
$1,200
$2,900
1880
1,600
$325
$335
$1,000
$1,700
1881
7,620
$325
$350
$1,000
$1,900
1882
5,000
$325
$350
$1,000
$1,900
1883
10,800
$325
$350
$1,000
$1,900
1884
5,230
$325
$350
$1,000
$1,900
1885
11,156
$325
$350
$1,000
$1,900
1886
5,000
$325
$350
$1,000
$1,900
1887
7,500
$325
$350
$1,000
$1,900
1888
15,501
$300
$315
$1,000
$1,800
1889
28,950
$300
$315
$1,000
$1,800

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