Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 38,612,000
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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1906 5C MS obverse 1906 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

Record mintages for nickels were set in this and the following year, as the American economy boomed. The five-cent piece enjoyed far greater utility in 1906 than it does today, opening the door to countless items, services and entertainments.

The 1906 nickel is common across all grades, including gems. The technical and aesthetic qualities of this date vary widely, and there's no reason to settle for a mediocre example.

Minor repunchings of the date abound, as so many dies were needed to produce this huge mintage. These varieties are too minor to elicit general interest.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/6/2015

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1906 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 90.00 105 150 240 585 2800 - - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - 115 165 300 1050 7650 - -

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Total Graded: 620
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 67 $701.50
8/31/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68091, 68091/Lot# 61194 $80.50
3/23/2009 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 351, 357/Lot# 520 $115.00
5/30/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2862, 2862/Lot# 1340 $207.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 24324 $111.63
10/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 80654 $59.99
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1177/Lot# 7877 $176.25
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24173 $152.75
6/14/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131525/Lot# 27052 $352.50

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 5C MS
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2754
Owner: NMK8104
Grade: MS 64
Points: 722
Owner: Jason Colinger
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