Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,938
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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1897 5C PF obverse 1897 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The typical 1897 proof nickel is sharply struck and displays nicely reflective fields. Contrasting devices may be either satiny or frosty, with only the latter being sufficient to quality as Cameo.

Gems are slightly scarce but not truly rare. The higher quality of late 1890s proofs compensates in part for the modest mintages for these years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1897 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 180 200 245 365 590 880 2100 7000 - -
$ - - - - - 175 195 215 270 400 650 1100 2450 -
1897 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 440 725 1250 3750 12500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 585 1000 3225 8800 -
1897 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2975 5750 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 458
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/25/2005 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 251 $299.00
5/9/2007 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 1503 $920.00
9/23/2007 PCGS PF 66   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2520 $690.00
11/3/2010 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 1312 $517.50
11/7/2011 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3168, 3168/Lot# 1282 $500.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9083 $235.00
9/25/2013 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1189/Lot# 3228 $1,880.00
11/10/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 148292 $259.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base507298131171223255288311327351366398431560620108114042197426150715990
5780109144188233266295316335356376409474580773118816682885453153770
000000266295316335356376409474580773118816682885453100
000000277303321343361387420517600927129619323573480100
1897 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502544586659820138117672699507159907027
911231612092713313744144404624885165586107121007150920773489537763350
0000003744144404624885165586107121007150920773489537700
0000003894244464724955305726347661194163823884280568300
1897 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620667717802990162920643103571167137839
1231612092713464204695145475746046356837458641203177424103972604570880
0000004695145475746046356837458641203177424103972604500
0000004855265555856126517007739271416191927564841637900
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 2124
Owner: Zakmar
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1404
Owner: mania
 
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