Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,942
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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1884 5C PF obverse 1884 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The large mintages typical for proof minor coins during the 1880s certainly applied to this date, and examples are fairly plentiful across most grades. Gems are in good supply, and Cameo proofs also exist in collectable numbers.

Proofs of this date were generally well made, though the example illustrated reveals the same weakness at the corn cob so often seen on currency strikes. This design element is directly opposite the deepest part of the die cavity on the obverse, and this led to incomplete filling of the dies.

The coin above also shows obvious repunching of the date. This variety is not rare, constituting perhaps a third of the known proofs, but it's sufficiently appealing to command a premium. This die was later used to coin currency pieces, as well.

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Last Updated: 8/28/2020

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1884 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 190 210 235 265 315 485 910 1290 6000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 310 440 725 1100 - -
1884 5C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 200 235 250 345 470 625 1100 4000 6250 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 850 1900 5200 -
1884 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2250 3500 18200 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - 9175 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 817
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/13/2020 1884 5C PF
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Base----------2-61983230214805---639
--------------1---11--3
---------------1--1---2
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Total----------2-619842312148071--644
 ----------0%-1%3%13%36%33%12%1%0%-- 
1884 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11-13545931133--175
-----------------21---3
----------------11----2
------------------1---1
Total-----------11-13546034153--181
 -----------1%1%-7%30%33%19%8%2%-- 
1884 5C PF UC
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Base----------------21----3
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Total----------------21----3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1884 5C PF CA
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Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656117058651081145020483976507159907027
3713874044204374544724915115315515806427589371204164926914341537763360
0000004724915115315515806427589371204164926914341537700
00000047849851853755859667481210091327184933334706568400
1884 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4064234394584774945155345535775976206847548381005261436576574694275608219
4124284454644835015215405615846056417077828941541296246296697714877800
0000005215405615846056417077828941541296246296697714800
0000005285475695906126637318109492078330956026819735400
1884 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369527401418434450469487507527575653764990132717072614449950715990
3443594225274074234394564754945145436016908391102145420093242469053770
0000004394564754945145436016908391102145420093242469000
0000004454634815005205596277279151215158023123871488000
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Grade: PF 68 CA
Points: 5071
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 3976
Owner: BAYOU BENGAL
 
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