Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,582
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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1888 5C PF obverse 1888 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proof nickels of this date are often disappointing, with incomplete strikes and deficient mirror surfaces. The planchets can be a bit granular and dull, and the edges are more often rounded than squared.

Due to the large numbers of proof nickels sold, the chance of finding a gem remains fairly good, but one will have to sift through the lesser pieces to do it. Cameo proofs are very rare for this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/7/2015

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1888 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 185 215 265 350 575 1000 4200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 400 700 1375 - -
1888 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 315 500 1800 5000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 777
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
2/2/1994 NGC PF 64   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Bullet Sale #113, 113/Lot# 110 $176.00
11/21/2002 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 5855 $506.00
1/25/2004 PCGS PF 63   Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 1604 $138.00
11/12/2007 PCGS PF 64   Teletrade Auction 2448, 2448/Lot# 1106 $336.00
2/2/2014 PCGS PF 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 143248 $184.43
2/27/2014 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(3), 1203/Lot# 4421 $1,997.50
6/8/2014 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 807, 816/Lot# 7297 $400.00
6/16/2014 PCGS PF 63   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20149 $179.78


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base50729813117122325528831132735136638941853259798212962124414149355836
5780109144188233266295316335356373398456553725108615722796440552350
000000266295316335356373398456553725108615722796440500
000000277303321343361381408494575853119118483468467000
1888 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base81111147190248317360404434453482502532568713793126216392614493558366853
91123161209271331374414440462488512544616739949138719643387523561750
000000374414440462488512544616739949138719643387523500
0000003894244464724955225566647661105151322894161553500
1888 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111147190248317404453502539563597620655697764958149419203009556365457651
1231612092713464204695145475746046316697198281136163622833860589069130
0000004695145475746046316697198281136163622833860589000
0000004855265555856126436837418931315177826464711621700
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 2124
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1219
Owner: x2rider
 
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