Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,582
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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1888 5C PF obverse 1888 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proof nickels of this date are often disappointing, with incomplete strikes and deficient mirror surfaces. The planchets can be a bit granular and dull, and the edges are more often rounded than squared.

Due to the large numbers of proof nickels sold, the chance of finding a gem remains fairly good, but one will have to sift through the lesser pieces to do it. Cameo proofs are very rare for this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1888 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 185 215 265 375 625 900 3150 - - -
$ - - - - - 175 205 220 300 410 680 1375 4100 -
1888 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 315 425 1300 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 335 500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 764
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/2/2006 PCGS Proof 65   Teletrade Auction 2226, 2226/Lot# 1147 $448.00
5/9/2007 NGC Proof 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #434, 434/Lot# 1525 $1,035.00
5/27/2007 PCGS Proof 66   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 931 $862.50
3/6/2008 NGC Proof 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 227, 233/Lot# 5116 $301.30
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2386 $747.50
11/18/2012 PCGS Proof 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/18/2012, 49/Lot# 84285 $198.00
2/2/2014 PCGS Proof 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 143248 $184.43
2/23/2014 NGC Proof 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131409/Lot# 26066 $205.63
4/28/2014 PCGS Proof 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20112 $493.50
7/6/2014 NGC Proof 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131428/Lot# 24386 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50729813117122325528831132735136638941853259798212962124414149355836
5780109144188233266295316335356373398456553725108615722796440552350
000000266295316335356373398456553725108615722796440500
000000277303321343361381408494575853119118483468467000
1888 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502532568713793126216392614493558366853
91123161209271331374414440462488512544616739949138719643387523561750
000000374414440462488512544616739949138719643387523500
0000003894244464724955225566647661105151322894161553500
1888 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620655697764958149419203009556365457651
1231612092713464204695145475746046316697198281136163622833860589069130
0000004695145475746046316697198281136163622833860589000
0000004855265555856126436837418931315177826464711621700
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 2124
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1296
Owner: Green Collection
 
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