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 60.00 65.00 70.00 80.00 100.00 125 155 245 575 1350 12500 - - -
$ 36.00 64.00 70.00 75.00 85.00 110 135 175 300 625 3525 38200 -

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Total Graded: 741
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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9/15/2003 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 168 $834.00
10/10/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1946, 1946/Lot# 1096 $220.00
2/4/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 7774 $195.50
9/17/2009 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 411, 417/Lot# 5184 $184.00
10/22/2009 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 251 $2,645.00
6/2/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 2 - 11 US Coins Internet Auction - Dallas Session(1), 131324/Lot# 20052 $205.63
10/12/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225645 $474.00
4/10/2015 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3529, 6098/Lot# 21073 $54.05

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