Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,977,822
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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1895 5C MS obverse 1895 5C MS reverse

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There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The mintage of nickels rose in 1895 but still reflected reduced economic activity. This date is moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades. The population of Mint State pieces is adequate for filling holes, but most of these coins are of mediocre quality. Incomplete stars and other signs of less than full striking are common.

A single repunched date is known for 1895, but it is quite minor. Persons interested in learning more about these varieties are referred to the book Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels, by Kevin Flynn and Bill Van Note.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1895 5C MS
Base $ 5.75 9.00 24.00 48.00 70.00 70.00 120 125 135 145 155 165 195 240 550 2200 5500 - - - -
$ 77.00 125 135 145 155 165 180 225 275 1035 3335 8750 - -

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Total Graded: 345
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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1/16/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction #70, 75/Lot# 191 $506.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1180 $172.50
8/11/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 4272 $1,495.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3074, 3074/Lot# 1259 $517.50
8/11/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3355 $2,530.00
3/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 March 8-9 US Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1168/Lot# 7348 $402.50
7/15/2012 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131230/Lot# 26037 $56.00
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 127877 $275.00
5/12/2014 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20108 $4,641.25

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 5C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2982
Owner: NMK8104
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1005
Owner: Jason Colinger
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