Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 26,234,569
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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1912 5C MS obverse 1912 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1912 nickels of all three mints tend to be a bit mushy overall, with sharp strikes being quite rare. Since the proofs are quite sharp, this deficiency was probably not in the master dies, but it may have been that some of the working hubs used to make working dies were not fully impressed.

This date is plentiful across all grades through MS 65, though even the latter may be a bit poorly struck. Collectors should do some comparison shopping to find a piece that has both the desired grade and superior technical qualities.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/6/2015

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1912 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 90.00 100.00 140 220 550 1700 - - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - 110 155 245 965 4400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1095
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 120 $184.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(6), 1154/Lot# 9843 $161.00
6/3/2012 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3287, 3287/Lot# 1249 $50.00
6/3/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131224/Lot# 24885 $99.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7532 $54.05
7/27/2014 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 814, 823/Lot# 48 $100.00
9/7/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 175923 $125.00
1/7/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(8), 1216/Lot# 9542 $446.50


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