Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,862
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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1896 5C PF obverse 1896 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales slid further during 1896, this being the first date in the series having a mintage under two thousand pieces. Examples are slightly scarcer than usual across all grades, but the quality of these proofs is generally excellent on coins that have not been mishandled or improperly cleaned. Recurring problems such as lint impressions or tiny planchet flakes may sometimes be seen.

The U. S. Mint produced some of its very finest proofs during the years 1895-1900, and there is a higher percentage of Cameo proofs for these dates than for those of earlier years. The Mint didn't achieve such high quality again until the late 1970s.

GRADE SUMMARY

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1896 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 180 200 250 350 675 1150 4250 - - -
$ - - - - - 175 195 215 275 390 720 1725 11165 -
1896 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 290 400 740 2500 10500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 320 575 1050 5500 13000 -
1896 5C PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1250 1800 3250 10000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 416
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8740
4/27/2014 PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8741


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/29/1999 NGC PF 63   Cameo Teletrade Auction 1241, 1241/Lot# 1149 $207.10
3/28/2005 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 March Palm Beach, FL Bullet Sale #369, 369/Lot# 217 $138.00
2/20/2006 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 75, 80/Lot# 157 $885.50
5/28/2006 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1612 $661.25
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14258 $385.40
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6839 $499.38
11/24/2013 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 148295 $187.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base507298131171223255288311327351366398431560620108814042197426150715990
5780109144188233266295316335356376409474580776119316682885453153770
000000266295316335356376409474580776119316682885453100
000000277303321343361387420517600932129819323573480100
1896 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502544586659820139017672699507159907027
911231612092713313744144404624885165586107121010151520773489537763350
0000003744144404624885165586107121010151520773489537700
0000003894244464724955305726347661200164123884280568300
1896 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620667717802990163920643103571167137839
1231612092713464204695145475746046356837458641206178024103972604570880
0000004695145475746046356837458641206178024103972604500
0000004855265555856126517007739271422192227564841637900
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Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 3103
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 64
Points: 620
Owner: mania
 
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