Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,256,532
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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1890 5C MS obverse 1890 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is one of the more challenging issues to find with a full strike. Gems are elusive for this date, and this is especially true of those having sharp strikes, as this is not necessarily a component of certified grading.

Only one repunched date variety is known for 1890, but it's intriguing enough to be included in The Cherrypickers' Guide and is also recognized by NGC under its VarietyPlus Service.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2015

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1890 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 8.50 17.50 29.00 45.00 68.00 105 115 125 145 170 215 230 260 355 1275 3500 - - - -
$ 75.00 - - 135 165 - - 245 285 450 1650 7250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 341
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/2/1997 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 1997 ANA Signature Sale #175, 175/Lot# 6000 $1,725.00
9/21/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 1667 $9,775.00
5/24/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2208, 2208/Lot# 1117 $201.60
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1344 $1,437.50
6/14/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday Rocket Sale - Internet Auction # 152, 157/Lot# 5215 $322.00
12/22/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 147427 $950.00
6/3/2014 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3662 $11.75
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1222/Lot# 7145 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base283272119183265330381409437489551653684745916194932383817682079609234
2945881402102873473904184545105856637048021260237934314818720083850
0000003473904184545105856637048021260237934314818720000
0000003644004284725306196747258591605280836245819758000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 916
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 916
Owner: redbird97
 
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