Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,403,167
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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1904 5C MS obverse 1904 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a routine entry in the final decade of Liberty Head Nickel production. Its mintage was high, and the dies were run too long in many instances. While gems are not rare, collectors should seek pieces displaying sharp strikes and smooth fields not eroded by wearing of the die steel. The examples illustrated is quite sharp, featuring a full corn cob at the lower left of the wreath.

Varieties for this date include one with a triple-punched date, but the degree of separation is very slight.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1904 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 110 150 220 515 1100 7500 - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 120 165 245 720 3250 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 681
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1186 $528.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2356 $3,162.50
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7874 $176.25
9/16/2013 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3448, 3448/Lot# 1172 $65.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147435 $875.00
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 292 $779.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1904 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202841598110612314315516317518321624835458197416093009515860897138
2232476689111129147157167177194226283429712118520753725546864380
000000129147157167177194226283429712118520753725546800
000000136151160171180205237318505843139725424441577800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3009
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 974
Owner: Old Pueblo Collection
 
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