Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 8,841,058
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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1896 5C MS obverse 1896 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1896 is the last of a trio of low-mintage issues that kicked off in 1894. The Panic of 1893 and its aftermath were to blame for such reduced demand.

Mint State survivors are scarce for this date, with gems being in short supply. Even circulated coins grading F 12 and higher are elusive and on many collectors' want lists. Less than fully struck examples are the norm, with the piece illustrated being only slightly better than average.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2015

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1896 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 9.50 20.00 40.00 65.00 95.00 150 160 170 185 220 245 325 450 2500 7000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 265 350 635 3200 14750 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 320
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Price
7/27/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 10133 $10,350.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 106 $218.50
10/11/2006 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2272, 2272/Lot# 1044 $476.00
10/30/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 111, 116/Lot# 229 $276.00
1/3/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(6), 1166/Lot# 5193 $1,265.00
3/11/2012 NGC Details VF Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/11/2012, 12/Lot# 36371 $28.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7500 $141.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4154761021391832092372652853143333784235751041170724644141731785159854
4561841141531912182462712943203483934737301263195930235199771689610
0000002182462712943203483934737301263195930235199771600
0000002272552783043263634085248851485221135826258811500
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2464
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1707
Owner: Davis Creek Trust
 
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