Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,326,000
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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1886 5C MS obverse 1886 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The suspension of five-cent coinage that began in March 1885 was not lifted until the last quarter of 1886, resulting in another low-mintage date. It took that long for demand to pick up enough for the Mint to resume production.

Though overshadowed by the very scarce 1885 nickel, the 1886 edition is even more rare in Mint State. Gems are especially elusive, as little attention was paid to these coins by collectors who, until recent decades, simply preferred the more common proofs.

Several repunched date varieties are known for 1886, but these are not interesting enough to carry any premium value for this already expensive date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1886 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 250 325 400 510 690 690 840 890 950 1250 1300 1350 1825 2750 4200 7350 28000 - - - -
$ 750 875 925 1050 1300 1350 1500 2000 3000 5000 9000 36000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 704
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 66


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5/27/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 929 $1,380.00
7/20/2010 PCGS AG 3   Teletrade Auction 2892, 2892/Lot# 1040 $116.00
9/6/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7542 $705.00
10/7/2012 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131242/Lot# 20523 $94.00
9/25/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1189/Lot# 7417 $470.00
1/5/2014 NGC AG 3   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131402/Lot# 22789 $82.00
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 820 $1,975.00
6/29/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 184858 $3,100.00
6/3/2014 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3660 $340.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base6206677769251075136914501494154716191825191119852322278635334623619065428308961912178
6357038259751173139614641511157116871853193520972476303538965145630771308745104720
0000001464151115711687185319352097247630353896514563077130874500
0000001479152915951756188219602209263132844259566764247719918200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4623
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1985
Owner: Old Pueblo Collection
 
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