Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 26,027,000
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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1899 5C MS obverse 1899 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

This was the first in a decade-long string of high mintage nickels that did not end until 1909. While Mint State examples are not rare, those having full strikes are in the minority. Collectors are advised to be selective in choosing one that combines a desirable grade with superior technical aspects.

The best of several repunched date varieties for 1899 is FS-301, formerly touted as an overdate and sometimes still described as such.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 2/25/2014

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1899 5C MS
Base $ 2.50 3.25 8.00 20.00 33.00 33.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 80.00 90.00 100.00 125 155 245 575 1350 12500 - - -
$ 36.00 64.00 70.00 75.00 85.00 100.00 110 135 175 300 625 3525 38200 -

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Total Graded: 739
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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8/20/2001 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1474, 1474/Lot# 1128 $163.50
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 74 $138.00
12/19/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26124, 26124/Lot# 13051 $561.20
3/12/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 130, 135/Lot# 216 $207.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24323 $190.35
4/7/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/07/2013, 69/Lot# 105799 $126.50
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3666 $387.75
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 147432 $375.00

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