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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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: 2/25/2014

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1896 5C MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 9.50 20.00 40.00 65.00 100.00 100.00 150 160 170 185 205 220 245 315 475 2100 9750 - - - -
$ 110 160 170 180 195 215 240 265 350 600 3200 14750 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 311
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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1/12/2015 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9529


Auction Prices Realized

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5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 106 $218.50
10/30/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 111, 116/Lot# 229 $276.00
10/30/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Online Session #429, 429/Lot# 7529 $517.50
6/5/2011 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3078, 3078/Lot# 1683 $149.50
10/2/2011 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/02/2011, 138/Lot# 18887 $220.00
6/1/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/01/2014, 198/Lot# 168612 $173.80
6/9/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3485, 6034/Lot# 20153 $387.75
6/30/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20122 $220.90


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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