Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,219
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5.0000g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
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1883 NO CENTS 5C PF obverse 1883 NO CENTS 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Interest in the three major varieties of nickels coined during 1883 was quite high, as were sales for all three. This subtype without CENTS on its reverse became a speculative favorite, with the result that it remains plentiful in all but the highest grades. A fair number of Cameo proofs have been certified, as well.

There are two different reverse varieties, the one used first having a doubled letter S in PLURIBUS. This was evidently a hand punched die which preceded the complete hub used for the remaining pieces, and examples are rare. As it stands, collector interest in these reverse varieties is very low. Of more interest is the repunched date variety recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1883 NO CENTS 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 210 225 275 310 415 720 1050 4300 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 290 330 450 775 1150 5150 -
1883 NO CENTS 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 225 240 295 335 475 850 1350 5250 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 950 1850 - -
1883 NO CENTS 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1850 3500 18500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 5000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1007
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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10/31/2007 NGC PF 65   Teletrade Auction 2443, 2443/Lot# 1116 $812.00
10/23/2008 NGC PF 64   Cameo David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 294, 300/Lot# 5244 $410.55
9/6/2009 PCGS PF 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 2498 $310.50
8/11/2011 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(1), 1158/Lot# 3382 $920.00
2/23/2014 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/23/2014, 182/Lot# 143247 $333.30
2/27/2014 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7284 $440.63
4/14/2014 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20111 $925.90
12/14/2014 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131451/Lot# 27028 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 NO 5C PF CENTS Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4534714925105295515725936156376616747058118821103155820093902731785159854
4594784985165365585796006226456656847408359561255170826405040771689610
0000005796006226456656847408359561255170826405040771600
00000058660863065367069577685810291406185932716179811600
1883 NO 5C PF CENTS Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base500519539560581604627650674699723751785898111012712368323866168153945010894
50652654656758961263565868270773276282396911641637265843647128858599310
00000063565868270773276282396911641637265843647128858500
000000642666691715742774860103912172002294854907641901800
1883 NO 5C PF CENTS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4204394564744945125325535755976206426747748381013141617533564624873178515
4264454624815005195395605826056276537077958961147152823574459660477160
0000005395605826056276537077958961147152823574459660400
0000005465685906126356637418179551282164129605353696100
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Grade: PF 66 CA
Points: 2009
Owner: jgrinz
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2009
Owner: onecent-to-20G
 
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