Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,832,000
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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1891 5C MS obverse 1891 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The large mintage for this date is of little help in securing a gem. The dies were used until quite worn, resulting in dull luster and grainy fields. Softness in the stars, lower wreath and Liberty's forecurl are not unusual, and the coin illustrated is a truly superior specimen.

One repunched date variety is reported, but the repunching is so slight as to be of no interest to general series collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1891 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.50 12.00 23.00 43.00 65.00 65.00 105 110 120 135 155 165 185 235 325 1175 2400 - - - -
$ 72.00 110 120 130 150 165 180 205 260 500 1475 5300 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 412
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2516 $833.75
3/11/2012 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3239, 3239/Lot# 1317 $805.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2323 $23,500.00
7/14/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131330/Lot# 22116 $170.38
8/4/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 763, 772/Lot# 270 $653.00
9/22/2013 PCGS Genuine G   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 138146 $7.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32456385115155179201255288336366381395487829136320093447624873178515
365170951281631862192663043463713854256011007157824884380660477160
0000001862192663043463713854256011007157824884380660400
0000001932372773203563763904567151185179329675314696000
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2488
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1363
Owner: Old Pueblo Collection
 
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