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: 7/7/2015

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1884 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 180 215 270 400 645 1000 2250 7250 - -
$ - - - - - - - 310 440 725 1100 - -
1884 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 240 325 460 750 1325 5475 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 525 1075 1650 - -
1884 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2250 4550 18200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 9175 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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8/16/2015 PF 68  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(1), 1223/Lot# 3468


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4/15/1996 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 0832, 832/Lot# 248 $218.00
2/22/2001 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 5566 $218.50
9/6/2004 NGC PF 66   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 495 $776.00
12/25/2004 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65011, 65011/Lot# 23074 $437.00
10/9/2006 NGC PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 108, 113/Lot# 322 $287.50
5/30/2010 PCGS PF 64   Bonhams Coins, Medals, and Banknotes, 18301/Lot# 1247 $292.00
2/7/2013 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1182/Lot# 4092 $763.75
9/7/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 210209 $358.00
3/27/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 5263 $1,057.50


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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