Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,942
Catalog: KM-112
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1884 5C PF obverse 1884 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The large mintages typical for proof minor coins during the 1880s certainly applied to this date, and examples are fairly plentiful across most grades. Gems are in good supply, and Cameo proofs also exist in collectable numbers.

Proofs of this date were generally well made, though the example illustrated reveals the same weakness at the corn cob so often seen on currency strikes. This design element is directly opposite the deepest part of the die cavity on the obverse, and this led to incomplete filling of the dies.

The coin above also shows obvious repunching of the date. This variety is not rare, constituting perhaps a third of the known proofs, but it's sufficiently appealing to command a premium. This die was later used to coin currency pieces, as well.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1884 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 180 215 270 400 635 950 2250 7000 - -
$ - - - - - 175 195 230 310 440 750 1050 - -
1884 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 240 325 475 775 1250 5250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 260 350 535 875 2300 - -
1884 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2100 4500 16800 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 8800 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 793
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68


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9/6/2004 NGC PF 66   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 495 $776.00
6/27/2005 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 408 $259.90
1/9/2006 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL FUN Online Session #395, 395/Lot# 25440 $299.00
5/30/2010 PCGS PF 64   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1247 $292.00
5/30/2012 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1171/Lot# 7796 $299.00
8/12/2012 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/12/2012, 35/Lot# 67952 $250.80
9/30/2012 NGC PF 64   Cameo Teletrade Auction 3355, 3355/Lot# 1376 $322.00
7/27/2013 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30242 $616.88
8/31/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 207855 $350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5476102135179234268301323342363381415450588631102813872197426150715990
6184113149197245279308329349369392426496602763114716572885453153770
000000279308329349369392426496602763114716572885453100
000000290315335356375403438542616895126719273573480100
1884 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85115151201262333378420450471502522565609783835131917472699507159907027
95127167221285348392430457481508536579667800996146120643489537763350
000000392430457481508536579667800996146120643489537700
0000004064404644915155505947258171157160423814280568300
1884 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1151512012583334184715225585846186426927458381005155820413103571167137839
1271672202833614354885345665956266587097768931189171923953972604570880
0000004885345665956266587097768931189171923953972604500
0000005055465756066346757278079491373188027494841637900
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 5071
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 1319
Owner: mania
 
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