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
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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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 736
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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5/26/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131521/Lot# 27356


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7/19/1999 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1188, 1188/Lot# 1145 $98.10
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 74 $138.00
7/12/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1172/Lot# 7618 $210.45
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 764, 773/Lot# 726 $400.00
10/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 148020 $187.00
12/22/2013 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147412 $38.00
4/14/2014 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20120 $235.00
7/25/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22111 $376.00


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