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: 7/6/2015

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1900 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 2.75 7.50 16.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 90.00 120 155 235 540 1350 9100 - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - 135 175 265 600 2750 - -

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Total Graded: 833
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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1/22/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2148, 2148/Lot# 1063 $134.40
1/30/2006 PCGS MS 66   Teletrade Auction 2153, 2153/Lot# 1082 $1,512.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1618 $1,437.50
9/18/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 September Long Beach Online Session #417, 417/Lot# 8734 $184.00
10/22/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 252 $977.50
10/6/2011 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 625, 632/Lot# 6537 $425.50
4/13/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 185878 $159.50
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3668 $7.05

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