Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,841,058
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 MS obverse 1896 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1896 is the last of a trio of low-mintage issues that kicked off in 1894. The Panic of 1893 and its aftermath were to blame for such reduced demand.

Mint State survivors are scarce for this date, with gems being in short supply. Even circulated coins grading F 12 and higher are elusive and on many collectors' want lists. Less than fully struck examples are the norm, with the piece illustrated being only slightly better than average.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1896 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.50 20.00 40.00 65.00 100.00 100.00 150 160 170 185 205 220 245 315 475 2100 9750 - - - -
$ 110 160 170 180 195 215 240 265 350 600 3200 14750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 301
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/3/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 1337 $1,150.00
4/10/2008 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 237, 243/Lot# 5155 $1,667.50
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 1423 $1,322.50
6/12/2011 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3082, 3082/Lot# 1211 $391.00
3/11/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 36371 $28.00
2/17/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131309/Lot# 20628 $193.88
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1184/Lot# 4152 $8,225.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4154761021391832092372652853143333784235751041170724644141731785159854
4561841141531912182462712943203483934737301263195930235199771689610
0000002182462712943203483934737301263195930235199771600
0000002272552783043263634085248851485221135826258811500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1707
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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