Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,696,897
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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1892 5C MS obverse 1892 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This is yet another issue that had a large mintage but is painfully elusive in fully struck, gem Mint State. Incomplete strikes and worn dies are the norm for 1892, and the coin presented here is superior to most.

Varieties for this date include one each of a repunched date and a doubled-die reverse, but both are minor and elicit little interest beyond variety specialists.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1892 5C MS
Base $ 6.00 10.50 22.00 38.00 68.00 105 110 120 135 160 180 210 325 1125 2700 - - - -
$ 75.00 - - - 145 - 195 230 420 1525 7050 - -

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Total Graded: 451
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

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10/13/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131541/Lot# 23421
10/28/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 28 Gardner Collection IV US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1229/Lot# 98094

Auction Prices Realized

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3/14/2004 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1856, 1856/Lot# 1024 $93.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 489 $834.00
9/17/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #66094, 66094/Lot# 23316 $126.50
10/23/2008 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 359 $2,530.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 7377 $1,150.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 1113 $1,840.00
1/19/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/19/2014, 185/Lot# 163912 $91.42
3/23/2014 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 1032 $250.00

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