Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,696,897
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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1892 5C MS obverse 1892 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is yet another issue that had a large mintage but is painfully elusive in fully struck, gem Mint State. Incomplete strikes and worn dies are the norm for 1892, and the coin presented here is superior to most.

Varieties for this date include one each of a repunched date and a doubled-die reverse, but both are minor and elicit little interest beyond variety specialists.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1892 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.00 10.50 22.00 38.00 68.00 68.00 105 110 120 135 150 160 180 210 325 1030 3600 - - - -
$ 75.00 110 120 130 145 160 175 195 230 420 1525 7050 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 419
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66


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8/9/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 7283


Auction Prices Realized

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10/14/2007 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 2435, 2435/Lot# 1284 $1,036.00
1/6/2010 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2010 January Orlando, FL FUN US Coin Auction #1136, 1136/Lot# 516 $2,875.00
12/18/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 27436 $138.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2326 $9,400.00
8/18/2013 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 133603 $211.20
8/25/2013 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 766, 775/Lot# 5027 $220.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1192/Lot# 7304 $822.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base415476102139183209237268288317336348360442872147721613712665877779030
4561841141531912182472742973233403523875851073170526784694703181940
0000002182472742973233403523875851073170526784694703100
0000002272572813073293443564147281275193331955676740400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2161
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 872
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
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