Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,368,000
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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1893 5C MS obverse 1893 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The certified population of gem 1893 is a bit higher than for the several dates preceding it, but this does not take into account striking quality. Unless a coin is very poorly struck, this factor counts little in market grading. The specimen illustrated is lustrous and attractive, yet it suffers from obvious die erosion that has weakened some details and blurred the border denticles.

No varieties of significance have been found for the 1893 nickel.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2015

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1893 5C MS
Base $ 6.00 10.50 22.00 38.00 65.00 105 110 120 135 160 185 210 325 1200 2475 12500 - - -
$ 72.00 - - - 145 - 200 230 460 1625 9700 22325 -

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Total Graded: 463
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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7/3/2001 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21072, 21072/Lot# 2110 $180.00
12/24/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1521, 1521/Lot# 1101 $185.30
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 102 $143.75
4/3/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27042, 27042/Lot# 11042 $5,175.00
2/4/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 218, 224/Lot# 136 $276.00
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 135826 $688.60
3/10/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1091 $1,145.63

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