Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,585,763
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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1909 5C MS obverse 1909 5C MS reverse

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Description & Analysis

The coining of five-cent pieces plunged during 1909, though the 11+ million nickels produced that year was a low figure only in comparison to surrounding dates. Gems are in smaller supply than usual for the period, but this date is not truly rare. Poor strikes are less often seen than for other 1900-12 nickels.

From this date through 1912 the date was applied to the obverse master die for the year, so the repunched dates and misplaced dates common to earlier years no longer occurred.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1909 5C MS
Base $ 2.75 3.50 5.25 16.00 36.00 36.00 77.50 80.00 85.00 90.00 100.00 105 135 170 275 950 2500 - - - -
$ 40.00 80.00 85.00 90.00 95.00 105 110 160 220 400 1100 4300 - -

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Total Graded: 422
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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10/5/2003 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1788, 1788/Lot# 1066 $132.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 246 $195.50
6/1/2006 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 693 $4,312.50
6/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Online Session #409, 409/Lot# 7507 $218.50
3/15/2007 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 222 $4,025.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 66   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2393 $1,035.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 30280 $258.50
4/13/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 182051 $111.10

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