Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,825,124
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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1905 5C MS obverse 1905 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a generous mintage, examples of this date are plentiful across all grades through MS 65. The usual caveats apply with respect to seeking a coin that is well struck and displays pleasing luster.

Varieties include a few repunched dates and a pair of misplaced date obverses having remnants of numerals hidden within the denticles below the date.

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Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1905 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 100.00 150 220 515 1100 - - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 110 165 245 790 3165 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 828
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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10/3/2001 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 October Long Beach Signature Sale #271, 271/Lot# 5732 $310.50
5/26/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2861, 2861/Lot# 1197 $74.75
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 1244 $356.50
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3063 $805.00
7/18/2011 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 602, 609/Lot# 1651 $770.50
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7559 $211.50
10/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 80653 $59.76
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20120 $44.65
8/31/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 182048 $138.00


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