Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,825,124
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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1905 5C MS obverse 1905 5C MS reverse

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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

With a generous mintage, examples of this date are plentiful across all grades through MS 65. The usual caveats apply with respect to seeking a coin that is well struck and displays pleasing luster.

Varieties include a few repunched dates and a pair of misplaced date obverses having remnants of numerals hidden within the denticles below the date.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/6/2015

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1905 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 90.00 100.00 150 220 515 1225 - - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - 110 165 245 790 2700 - -

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Total Graded: 858
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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12/2/1996 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0898, 898/Lot# 1097 $250.70
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 510 $891.25
3/28/2005 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #32, 36/Lot# 89 $575.00
4/28/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 7650 $346.15
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(1), 1154/Lot# 3063 $805.00
6/1/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1156/Lot# 7585 $201.25
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3672 $64.63
10/12/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 225648 $185.00

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