Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,977,822
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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1895 5C MS obverse 1895 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of nickels rose in 1895 but still reflected reduced economic activity. This date is moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades. The population of Mint State pieces is adequate for filling holes, but most of these coins are of mediocre quality. Incomplete stars and other signs of less than full striking are common.

A single repunched date is known for 1895, but it is quite minor. Persons interested in learning more about these varieties are referred to the book Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels, by Kevin Flynn and Bill Van Note.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1895 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5.75 9.00 24.00 48.00 70.00 70.00 120 125 135 145 155 165 195 240 550 2200 5500 - - - -
$ 77.00 125 135 145 155 165 180 225 275 1035 3335 8750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 337
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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7/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 July Dallas, TX Coin Signature Auction #407, 407/Lot# 359 $402.50
9/23/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1180 $172.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3285 $1,725.00
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3355 $2,530.00
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3271, 3271/Lot# 1195 $200.00
8/11/2013 PCGS AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 764, 773/Lot# 548 $130.00
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 127877 $275.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7498 $123.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4154761021391832092372652853113303543784231005169724334080722284109736
4561841141531912182462712933173383623936171235194229825127761888520
0000002182462712933173383623936171235194229825127761800
0000002272552783023233463704088111466218735316174801400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2982
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1697
Owner: Old Pueblo Collection
 
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