Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,474,000
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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1912 D 5C MS obverse 1912 D 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Both the San Francisco and Denver Mints had been established for the coining of gold and silver exclusively, with minor coinage limited to Philadelphia. But as these coins gained greater currency in the West, legislation was passsed in 1906 permitting both facilities to strike minor coins and authorizing funding for the same.

The Denver mintage of nickels was small in comparison to that of Philadelphia, but circulated examples are fairly common in lower grades. The popularity of coin boards, introduced in 1935, saw to that. Mint State survivors are much more scarce, but not truly rare. The typical 1912-D nickel is less than fully struck, particularly in the hair at Liberty's forehead.

Surprisingly, not a single repunched mintmark variety is known for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/17/2014

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1912 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 7.50 10.00 18.00 37.00 77.00 170 180 210 275 320 350 475 625 2000 5500 17750 - - -
$ 85.00 180 190 225 285 330 380 550 970 2650 7900 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 767
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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4/26/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1219/Lot# 3550


Auction Prices Realized

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3/3/1997 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 0924, 924/Lot# 1113 $517.75
6/7/2004 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #6, 10/Lot# 26 $1,380.00
11/7/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, Texas Online Session #389, 389/Lot# 7329 $327.75
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 939 $2,012.50
7/7/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1157/Lot# 7590 $333.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2412 $1,293.75
7/8/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/08/2012, 30/Lot# 59042 $298.21
11/15/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 November 15 - 16 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection, Part II Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1190/Lot# 34078 $440.63
2/5/2015 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 1349 $7,050.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base638511515520526530151754661571775277686510571345228137404726637174569588
709512817122527737352656964972876080592911531657276740685274673281660
00000037352656964972876080592911531657276740685274673200
00000044553659268374076883599312491969325343975822709400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4068
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1345
Owner: Jason Colinger
 
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