Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 27,253,733
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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1900 5C MS obverse 1900 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

It's possible that this date was saved uncirculated in greater numbers than previous issues as souvenirs of the new century, though that technically did not begin until 1901. Even gems are fairly plentiful for this issue, and the only obstacle in finding the right coin will be weakness of strike in placed and die erosion at the periphers. Both features are typical of high mintage coins.

The several RPDs for this date are all minor, and variety attention centers around the obvious doubled-die reverse.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1900 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 2.75 7.50 16.00 32.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 120 155 235 540 1350 15750 - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 135 175 265 600 3250 23500 -

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Total Graded: 819
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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4/21/1997 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0938, 938/Lot# 1172 $119.90
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1184 $207.00
11/20/2008 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 302, 308/Lot# 8288 $115.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2346 $12,650.00
10/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 80648 $102.30
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30266 $421.83
11/15/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34067 $111.63
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131412/Lot# 22782 $158.63

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 5C MS
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3009
Owner: NMK8104
Grade: MS 64
Points: 736
Owner: Jason Colinger
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