Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,620
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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1908 5C PF obverse 1908 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Sales of minor proofs recovered only slightly from their nadir in 1907, and this is another moderately scarce issue. Proof 1908 nickels were made with quality in mind, and those that have not been mishandled or improperly cleaned reveal deeply reflective fields and sharp strikes overall.

The blue-green toning seen on the example illustrated was once typical of these coins, though not especially appealing. Proper conservation techniques have somewhat reduced the population of proof nickels having blotchy toning.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/12/2014

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1908 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - 110 115 125 145 160 180 200 250 365 590 890 2075 8000 - -
$ - 115 125 135 155 175 195 215 280 400 700 1440 2425 -
1908 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 415 800 2900 6900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 475 1050 4200 10750 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 437
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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8/9/2014 PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1208/Lot# 3339


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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10/23/2000 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 1369, 1369/Lot# 1068 $414.20
5/14/2007 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 May US Coin Online Session #435, 435/Lot# 7488 $546.25
9/4/2011 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 856 $483.00
5/30/2012 PCGS   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2364 $2,875.00
2/7/2013 NGC PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1182/Lot# 4107 $2,232.50
9/15/2013 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 769, 778/Lot# 205 $451.00
6/4/2014 NGC PF 67   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1206/Lot# 3407 $1,762.50
7/6/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 204814 $150.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base45638511515520523426528530132033636940446359793312962124414149355836
517095128171214244271290307325347380423507709105415722796440552350
000000244271290307325347380423507709105415722796440500
000000254278295313330358392443552821117518483468467000
1908 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7298131175227292330369398418445463507551627807120416392614493558366853
80109145192248304343378404427451477521576687939134919643387523561750
000000343378404427451477521576687939134919643387523500
0000003563884114364574925366017471071149422894161553500
1908 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base98131175227292369418463497519553575624676764974142719203009556365457651
1091451922483173854334745045305605916417058341125159122833860589069130
0000004334745045305605916417058341125159122833860589000
0000004484855115415676076587349041276175526464711621700
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 2614
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1296
Owner: Green Collection
 
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