Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,960
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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1887 5C PF obverse 1887 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The coin hobby began to lose some momentum in the latter 1880s, and this is evident in the lower sales of proofs beginning this year. This date is certainly not rare, though there are fewer survivors from which to chose. Gems exist in sufficent numbers to be collectable, but Cameo proofs are quite scarce for 1887. The strike on these late 1880s proofs may be less than complete, and the squared rims and edges of modern proofs are seldom seen for coins of this period.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1887 5C PF
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 160 180 220 255 370 635 900 4650 - - -
$ - - - - - 175 195 230 280 410 735 1000 8600 -
1887 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 290 450 775 2300 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 320 525 1100 3750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 570
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
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1600 $690.00
4/26/2006 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 991 $977.50
12/15/2008 NGC PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2627, 2627/Lot# 1170 $368.00
8/11/2010 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 8575 $460.00
2/16/2014 PCGS PF 65   Cameo GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 143246 $485.10
7/11/2014 PCGS PF 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20106 $179.78
9/7/2014 PCGS PF 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 820, 829/Lot# 842 $637.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50729813117122325528831132735136639843156060998212962124414149355836
5780109144188233266295316335356376409474576733108615722796440552350
000000266295316335356376409474576733108615722796440500
000000277303321343361387420517592857119118483468467000
1887 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502544586749807126216392614493558366853
91123161209271331374414440462488516558640768958138719643387523561750
000000374414440462488516558640768958138719643387523500
0000003894244464724955305726947871110151322894161553500
1887 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620667717802974149419203009556365457651
1231612092713464204695145475746046356837458591147163622833860589069130
0000004695145475746046356837458591147163622833860589000
0000004855265555856126517007739161320177826464711621700
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 2614
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1296
Owner: Green Collection
 
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