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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 416
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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12/20/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1388, 1388/Lot# 1097 $87.20
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 246 $195.50
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1189 $184.00
5/15/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/15/2011, 115/Lot# 8703 $7.00
4/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1282 $235.00
4/1/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7525 $94.00
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(5), 1211/Lot# 7361 $881.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1909 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2028415981106123143167183205220244272372676115217993080540763707454
2232476689111129151172190210228253305473834136722263855572867310
000000129151172190210228253305473834136722263855572800
000000136159177197215236262338574993158326534631604900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 1799
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 515
Owner: Cook's Coins
 
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