Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,290
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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1886 5C PF obverse 1886 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This date represents another instance in which the proof edition has attained more importance than its actual availability warrants. Unworn currency nickels of 1886 are quite rare, so there is additional price pressure on the proofs, along with a higher incidence of submissions.

Gems of this date are as plentiful as the high mintage suggests, though the proofs of the late 1880s are frequently less than fully brilliant in their fields. Also, Cameo proofs of this date are quite rare, due in no small part to this careless preparation of the planchets and dies.

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Last Updated: 5/23/2019

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1886 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 350 470 500 550 600 650 1050 1450 3000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 1150 1550 5500 -
1886 5C PF CA
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1886 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1500 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 813
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1886 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1216248423426611814---750
------------------3---3
---------------1411---7
------------------1---1
Total---------1216248423527011919---761
 ---------0%0%0%1%3%11%31%35%16%2%--- 
1886 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------128917214---62
------------------1---1
---------------111----3
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Total------------1281018225---66
 ------------2%3%12%15%27%33%8%--- 
1886 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
 ----------------100%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1886 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base68470973576278981784487490393396611621206124314501558188628074290520161377192
692718744771798826854884913944103111771218131214861667219333014594551364890
000000854884913944103111771218131214861667219333014594551300
000000864893923955109711911231138115221777250037964897582500
1886 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base7497748028298588889189499801013104712311278131615311644198529414472542768738019
7577838118398688989289599911024110812471291138815691758230434514790590972550
0000009289599911024110812471291138815691758230434514790590900
00000093997010021036117012621303145916061871262239625109639100
1886 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base64066368871374176679382084987790810951138117312711333175320093324437552016137
64867169672274977580283085888797011091150120612921473183824473674465055130
00000080283085888797011091150120612921473183824473674465000
000000811839868898103311241161123813121613192428864025492600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 4290
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 2009
Owner: mania
 
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