Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,195
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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1893 5C PF obverse 1893 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

When the novelty of the new Barber silver pieces faded after 1892, this cut sales of silver proof sets. Since nickels were included in such sets, their total production fell, as well.

1893 proof nickels are less often seen that those of the 1880s, but they are of generally higher quality. Aside from occasional planchet problems, these proofs are typically well struck and show at least some degree of contrast between brilliant fields and frosted devices. The specimen illustrated is outstanding in both respects.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1893 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 180 205 260 375 650 900 2900 10000 - -
$ - - - - - 175 195 220 290 410 700 1475 3500 -
1893 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 235 300 425 785 1550 4800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 250 300 545 1000 2350 5750 -
1893 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2750 4250 9500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 3500 - 22325 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 454
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
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8/9/2014 PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3316
8/9/2014 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7302
8/9/2014 PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7303


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
Auction House
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Price
1/7/2002 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 1525, 1525/Lot# 1104 $185.30
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1135 $488.75
3/19/2007 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 131, 136/Lot# 341 $230.00
2/2/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7798 $977.50
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1846 $287.50
2/22/2013 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1238 $4,700.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1201/Lot# 8474 $1,175.00
2/16/2014 PCGS PF 66   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 143242 $1,045.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50729813117122325528831132735136639843146159798212962124414149355836
5780109144188233266295316335356376409441506725108615722796440552350
000000266295316335356376409441506725108615722796440500
000000277303321343361387420451551853119118483468467000
1893 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502544586659793126216392614493558366853
91123161209271331374414440462488516558610703949138719643387523561750
000000374414440462488516558610703949138719643387523500
0000003894244464724955305726347481105151322894161553500
1893 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620667717802958149419203009556365457651
1231612092713464204695145475746046356837458541136163622833860589069130
0000004695145475746046356837458541136163622833860589000
0000004855265555856126517007739061315177826464711621700
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 1639
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 793
Owner: toomanyhobbies
 
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