Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,290
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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1886 5C PF obverse 1886 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This date represents another instance in which the proof edition has attained more importance than its actual availability warrants. Unworn currency nickels of 1886 are quite rare, so there is additional price pressure on the proofs, along with a higher incidence of submissions.

Gems of this date are as plentiful as the high mintage suggests, though the proofs of the late 1880s are frequently less than fully brilliant in their fields. Also, Cameo proofs of this date are quite rare, due in no small part to this careless preparation of the planchets and dies.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1886 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 350 470 500 525 600 650 970 1450 3450 - - -
$ - - - - 385 500 525 550 650 700 1250 2050 4350 -
1886 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 630 750 1050 2100 5150 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 680 850 1300 3565 8225 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 782
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8718
4/27/2014 PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1204/Lot# 8719


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/4/2005 PCGS PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 6023 $2,760.00
7/10/2006 NGC PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 95, 100/Lot# 220 $948.75
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1129 $776.25
8/8/2010 PCGS PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2902, 2902/Lot# 1229 $690.00
8/11/2011 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(6), 1158/Lot# 9414 $690.00
2/19/2012 NGC PF 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/19/2012, 8/Lot# 35661 $1,017.50
2/28/2012 NGC PF 65   Cameo Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 1833 $1,035.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base119155205265339426479529568593629653667684809754101313212268437552016137
131171225289368443495542576605637657672725809840111516362970465055130
000000495542576605637657672725809840111516362970465000
000000512555584617645662678767809926121819523672492500
1886 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1752272953724665796467097567878318618799001054986130016682781520161377192
19224932040350360166772476680184186788695110541090142220393587551364880
00000066772476680184186788695110541090142220393587551300
000000688740776816851873893100210541195154524104394582500
1886 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base227295372466577709787861916951100210361057108111241179153719533194585368738019
249320403503621735811879927968101310431065109511421298167523664080619372550
000000811879927968101310431065109511421298167523664080619300
000000836897939985102410501073110911601417181427804966653300
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 2781
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1321
Owner: mania
 
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