Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,632
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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1894 5C PF obverse 1894 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While the proof nickels of 1894 were well made by the standards of the time, the certified population of gems is held in check by a combination of careless, post-mint handling and planchet deficiencies of one sort of another.

Copper and nickel don't blend that naturally, and tiny lamination flakes may be seen on many proofs. The higher pressure and slower press action used in coining proofs actually made these flaws more pronounced than on currency coins. Also a problem were lint impressions caused by fibers from the die-cleaning cloth left on the die faces. The coin shown above has a very obvious lint impression on Liberty's cheek.

Gems of this date are in short supply, and Cameo proofs are very elusive. One obverse die used this year has a slightly repunched date, but this variety is of little interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1894 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 145 160 180 205 250 380 625 1250 3500 - - -
$ - - - - 155 175 195 220 275 420 690 1400 3900 -
1894 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 290 415 775 1850 7350 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 320 525 1250 3000 12500 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 447
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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4/20/2014 PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 750


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5/3/2000 NGC PF 63   Teletrade Auction 1303, 1303/Lot# 1149 $141.70
5/28/2006 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 104 $230.00
1/12/2009 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 267 $621.00
4/27/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3095 $2,530.00
2/2/2012 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1167/Lot# 7800 $546.25
9/6/2012 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1174/Lot# 3648 $1,821.25
10/17/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 1157 $528.75
2/24/2013 NGC PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 51049 $182.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50729813117122325528831132735136639843156062096612962124414149355836
5780109144188233266295316335356376409474580735107615722796440552350
000000266295316335356376409474580735107615722796440500
000000277303321343361387420517600850118618483468467000
1894 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502544586659820124316392614493558366853
91123161209271331374414440462488516558610712961137519643387523561750
000000374414440462488516558610712961137519643387523500
0000003894244464724955305726347661102150722894161553500
1894 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620667717802990147219203009556365457651
1231612092713464204695145475746046356837458641150162122833860589069130
0000004695145475746046356837458641150162122833860589000
0000004855265555856126517007739271311177026464711621700
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 1296
Owner: Green Collection
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 966
Owner: zazenboy
 
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