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

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1899 5C MS
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 734
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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6/27/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 390 $149.50
4/22/2007 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2356, 2356/Lot# 1102 $100.80
8/8/2007 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 364 $9,200.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1182 $184.00
5/27/2009 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 286 $2,990.00
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 54185 $440.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 66   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2344 $5,175.00


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