Explore the wealth of population data from Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC®), the industry leader in certification of collectible coins. Collectors and dealers use NGC census data to track Shield Nickel populations by year and type by each grade of the Sheldon grading scale. Courtesy of our sponsors, this website is free for all to use. Please bookmark this page for future reference. The census data is updated weekly to provide you the most up to date information on your favorite coins.
Simply click the issue year in the below list to view complete data. Then, click and drag on the table to scroll horizontally and view the full set of grades.
How Collectors Can Benefit from Using NGC Census Data
Coin collectors often refer to the grading services’ census reports to study how populations have increased. Additionally, collectors can educate themselves and determine the right acquisitions for their collection. Furthermore, understanding the number of coins in each grade can help separate a collection from the pack. In many cases, a single grade can means hundreds or even thousands of dollars in cost difference for a coin. Understanding their populations in each grade with help you make better investment decisions.
The World’s Largest, Most Trusted Numismatic Grading Service
The NGC Census is an up-to-date population report showing the latest number of coins, tokens and medals graded by NGC for every type and grade.
With an unparalleled commitment to accuracy, consistency and integrity, NGC is the world’s largest and most trusted third-party grading service for coins, tokens and medals. Since 1987, NGC has graded more than 52 million coins, each one backed by the industry-leading NGC Guarantee.
NGC employs more than 30 full-time coin graders as well as outside consultants. To ensure impartiality, NGC and its full-time graders do not buy and sell coins commercially, and strict procedures are in place to prevent consultants from influencing the grades assigned to their own submissions. The combined expertise of the NGC grading team results in unparalleled accuracy and consistency. Data is updated weekly and includes all specimens graded by NGC.