Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,530,292
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 MS obverse 1898 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage fell below that of the previous year, the 1898 nickel is relatively common through the lower Mint State grades. Only gems are scarce. Most coins of this date are less than fully struck, though the dull luster seen on nickels of the late 1880s and early '90s is not as prevalent.

At least two repunched mintmark varieties are known for this date, and both are intriguing enough to carry modest premiums.

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Price Guide

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1898 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 6.00 10.00 26.00 40.00 40.00 70.00 75.00 85.00 100.00 120 130 155 190 335 800 2200 - - - -
$ 45.00 75.00 80.00 95.00 110 130 140 170 250 400 960 2950 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 407
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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11/20/1996 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0895, 895/Lot# 1177 $109.00
4/22/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL US Coin Final Session #1105, 1105/Lot# 7337 $293.25
3/15/2009 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #69034, 69034/Lot# 64041 $1,035.00
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1425 $718.75
7/7/2011 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3286 $1,092.50
2/22/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 1239 $603.95
4/20/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 800, 809/Lot# 1022 $1,606.00
6/29/2014 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 197608 $115.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32456385115155179201255288336366381395487838138719693406618572468436
365170951281631862192663043463713854256041021158124484332653876420
0000001862192663043463713854256041021158124484332653800
0000001932372773203563763904567211204177529275258689200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1969
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1028
Owner: The Potomac Collection
 
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