Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,582
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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1888 5C PF obverse 1888 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The proof nickels of this date are often disappointing, with incomplete strikes and deficient mirror surfaces. The planchets can be a bit granular and dull, and the edges are more often rounded than squared.

Due to the large numbers of proof nickels sold, the chance of finding a gem remains fairly good, but one will have to sift through the lesser pieces to do it. Cameo proofs are very rare for this date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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1888 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 160 185 215 265 350 575 975 4750 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 400 700 1425 - -
1888 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 315 500 1600 5000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 766
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/28/2006 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 1597 $805.00
6/17/2007 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 2382, 2382/Lot# 1124 $672.00
6/23/2011 NGC PF 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 595, 602/Lot# 5072 $494.50
4/24/2013 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(8), 1184/Lot# 7576 $470.00
11/10/2013 PCGS PF 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 148509 $271.70
5/5/2014 NGC PF 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3480, 6029/Lot# 20068 $499.38
1/18/2015 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131504/Lot# 27190 $205.63
1/17/2016 NGC PF 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131604/Lot# 27606 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369384401418434450469487507527586653754908123916833730414149355836
3443593743904074234394564754945145476086878051018138723653867440652350
0000004394564754945145476086878051018138723653867440600
0000004454634815005205666317208571129153530484004467000
1888 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656296998471138219738174064493558366853
3713874044204374544724915115315515866527489441491273738994354523561750
0000004724915115315515866527489441491273738994354523500
00000047849851853755860867679810411844327739824645553600
1888 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4064234394584774945155345535775976206727479031206230839844239556365457651
41242844546448350152154056158460563769779910041573286740694680589069140
00000052154056158460563769779910041573286740694680589000
00000052854756959061265572285111051941342541545122621800
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Grade: PF 67
Points: 3730
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66
Points: 1219
Owner: x2rider
 
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