Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,403,167
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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1904 5C MS obverse 1904 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

This is a routine entry in the final decade of Liberty Head Nickel production. Its mintage was high, and the dies were run too long in many instances. While gems are not rare, collectors should seek pieces displaying sharp strikes and smooth fields not eroded by wearing of the die steel. The examples illustrated is quite sharp, featuring a full corn cob at the lower left of the wreath.

Varieties for this date include one with a triple-punched date, but the degree of separation is very slight.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1904 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 90.00 110 165 235 515 1300 7000 - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - 120 180 270 720 1850 - -

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Total Graded: 698
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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