Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,270,000
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
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1884 5C MS obverse 1884 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Though clearly more scarce than either of the 1883 issues, this date is certainly not rare. Mint State survivors typically have attractive luster of finely-grained frostiness and may show some die cracks. Like the example illustrated, most have some incompleteness in the stars and in the corn cob at the lower left of the wreath.

Several repunched date varieties are noted for this date, and these are listed and illustrated in a specialized book on this series by Kevin Flynn and Bill Van Note. The only was of more than passing interest is attributed by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1884 5C MS
Base $ 21.00 32.00 38.00 58.00 95.00 130 135 155 180 210 260 330 525 1725 3550 13500 - - -
$ 105 135 150 170 195 230 300 375 750 1950 7650 - -

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Total Graded: 458
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
8/6/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 July Baltimore Bullet Sale #327, 327/Lot# 724 $425.50
6/25/2006 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2223, 2223/Lot# 1188 $313.60
8/11/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 273, 279/Lot# 299 $207.00
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1146 $1,552.50
2/17/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/17/2013, 62/Lot# 96701 $79.20
7/11/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 July 11 - 14 US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1187/Lot# 7446 $470.00
7/14/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131330/Lot# 22110 $164.50
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3658 $182.13

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 5C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2647
Owner: NMK8104
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1505
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
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