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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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: 2/25/2014

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1893 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 6.00 10.50 22.00 38.00 65.00 65.00 105 110 120 135 150 160 185 210 325 1050 3650 12500 - - -
$ 72.00 110 120 130 145 160 175 200 230 460 1625 9700 22325 -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 471
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/1/2004 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1930, 1930/Lot# 1142 $1,045.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1178 $391.00
8/28/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 278, 284/Lot# 5160 $161.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 696 $4,600.00
9/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 135826 $688.60
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3664 $540.50
1/29/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1217/Lot# 3553 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base32456385115155179201227244272288308330423826140420483525637074548669
365170951281631862092322532772943153615571018161825404473673178590
0000001862092322532772943153615571018161825404473673100
0000001932182382622823013223926911211183330325421709200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 1618
Owner: QCC
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 826
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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