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: 340
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Grade
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12/29/2003 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1825, 1825/Lot# 1205 $154.00
1/12/2005 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 5754 $6,900.00
6/13/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #42, 46/Lot# 201 $207.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 65   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 1344 $1,437.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2390 $747.50
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 147427 $810.00
10/29/2015 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3097 $16,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1890 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2837547298131175220265295339366386409517933154222333817682079609234
314260801091451902352753093483723934456551136177227614818720083840
0000001902352753093483723934456551136177227614818720000
0000002052502853243573794014817941339200232895819758000
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 933
Owner: Electric Peak
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 933
Owner: redbird97
 
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