Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 38,612,000
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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1906 5C MS obverse 1906 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Record mintages for nickels were set in this and the following year, as the American economy boomed. The five-cent piece enjoyed far greater utility in 1906 than it does today, opening the door to countless items, services and entertainments.

The 1906 nickel is common across all grades, including gems. The technical and aesthetic qualities of this date vary widely, and there's no reason to settle for a mediocre example.

Minor repunchings of the date abound, as so many dies were needed to produce this huge mintage. These varieties are too minor to elicit general interest.

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Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1906 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 90.00 105 150 225 650 3700 - - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 115 165 300 1610 9000 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 613
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/25/2005 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2044, 2044/Lot# 1085 $852.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1632 $718.75
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1362 $632.50
2/26/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131210/Lot# 26075 $474.95
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2360 $8,625.00
10/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 80654 $59.99
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 747, 756/Lot# 78 $575.00


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