Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,270,000
Catalog: KM-112
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.00 Grams
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1884 5C MS obverse 1884 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though clearly more scarce than either of the 1883 issues, this date is certainly not rare. Mint State survivors typically have attractive luster of finely-grained frostiness and may show some die cracks. Like the example illustrated, most have some incompleteness in the stars and in the corn cob at the lower left of the wreath.

Several repunched date varieties are noted for this date, and these are listed and illustrated in a specialized book on this series by Kevin Flynn and Bill Van Note. The only was of more than passing interest is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1884 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 21.00 32.00 38.00 58.00 95.00 95.00 130 135 155 180 200 210 260 330 525 1725 3550 13500 - - -
$ 105 135 150 170 195 215 230 300 375 750 1950 7650 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 447
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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11/22/2000 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1380, 1380/Lot# 1065 $891.00
5/5/2004 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346, 346/Lot# 6151 $9,775.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 381 $299.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 96 $833.75
1/8/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Online Session #423, 423/Lot# 60740 $253.00
9/6/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7538 $235.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details F Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 96703 $20.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 1649 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base415476102139183209237278304342366395437575925150521243694663077468996
4561841141531912182502863163503754094836911118171126474672700281620
0000002182502863163503754094836911118171126474672700200
0000002272642953293583854235298081311191731705651737400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2647
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1505
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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