Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,795
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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1898 5C PF obverse 1898 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of proof 1898 nickels has contributed to the scarcity of this date in higher grades. Careless handling and cleaning has limited the number of coins that may be graded numerically, and the overall population is larger than the number certified.

1898 proofs of all denominations were quite well made, and those coins which are choice or gem are typically very appealing.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1898 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 180 200 245 365 600 1100 3100 - - -
$ - - - - - 175 195 215 270 400 660 1410 - -
1898 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 425 725 1450 6250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 470 1025 2650 - -
1898 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1075 2650 7700 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 413
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
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9/6/2014 PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 7256


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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6/3/1998 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 1998 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #186, 186/Lot# 159 $187.00
5/1/2003 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 5696 $718.75
5/11/2003 PCGS PF 62   Teletrade Auction 1722, 1722/Lot# 1061 $154.00
9/6/2004 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 506 $287.50
10/31/2005 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #60, 65/Lot# 171 $258.75
1/9/2013 NGC PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9084 $305.50
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 6843 $747.30
6/29/2014 PCGS PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 202540 $450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50729813117122325528831132735136639843156059793312962124414149355836
5780109144188233266295316335356376409474572709105415722796440552350
000000266295316335356376409474572709105415722796440500
000000277303321343361387420517584821117518483468467000
1898 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502544586659793120416392614493558366853
91123161209271331374414440462488516558610703930134919643387523561750
000000374414440462488516558610703930134919643387523500
0000003894244464724955305726347481067149422894161553500
1898 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620667717802958142719203009556365457651
1231612092713464204695145475746046356837458541114159122833860589069130
0000004695145475746046356837458541114159122833860589000
0000004855265555856126517007739061270175526464711621700
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 2124
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1296
Owner: Green Collection
 
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