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: 8/31/2015

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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 11500 - - -
$ 36.00 - - 75.00 85.00 - 135 175 300 625 4250 - -

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Total Graded: 742
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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7/27/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 5611 $1,380.00
9/21/2005 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2095, 2095/Lot# 1128 $212.80
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 74 $138.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 7391 $460.00
5/12/2013 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 751, 760/Lot# 836 $950.00
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130902 $198.00
3/10/2015 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1097 $141.00

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