Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,825,124
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
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1905 5C MS obverse 1905 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a generous mintage, examples of this date are plentiful across all grades through MS 65. The usual caveats apply with respect to seeking a coin that is well struck and displays pleasing luster.

Varieties include a few repunched dates and a pair of misplaced date obverses having remnants of numerals hidden within the denticles below the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1905 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 100.00 150 220 515 1100 - - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 110 165 245 790 3165 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 818
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/19/2010 PCGS G 4   Teletrade Auction 2857, 2857/Lot# 1263 $14.00
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8558 $402.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1244 $356.50
1/16/2012 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 654, 661/Lot# 73 $851.00
7/26/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 5248 $977.50
3/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/24/2013, 67/Lot# 103636 $495.00
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23036 $61.00


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