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: 7/17/2014

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1906 5C MS
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 105 150 225 650 3700 - - - -
$ 35.00 64.00 67.50 70.00 82.50 90.00 100.00 115 165 300 1610 9000 - -

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Total Graded: 625
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
11/21/2002 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 November Santa Clara Signature Sale #304, 304/Lot# 5820 $402.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1632 $718.75
10/24/2010 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2947, 2947/Lot# 1298 $97.75
8/26/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/26/2012, 37/Lot# 70486 $124.30
4/24/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7559 $558.13
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 750, 759/Lot# 57 $275.00
1/26/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 167257 $539.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7520 $182.13
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7358 $381.88

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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