Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,832,000
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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1891 5C MS obverse 1891 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The large mintage for this date is of little help in securing a gem. The dies were used until quite worn, resulting in dull luster and grainy fields. Softness in the stars, lower wreath and Liberty's forecurl are not unusual, and the coin illustrated is a truly superior specimen.

One repunched date variety is reported, but the repunching is so slight as to be of no interest to general series collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2015

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1891 5C MS
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Base $ 6.50 12.00 23.00 43.00 65.00 105 110 120 135 155 165 185 235 325 1200 2100 14000 - - -
$ 72.00 - - 130 150 - - 205 260 500 1475 5300 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 430
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 285 $310.50
7/30/2008 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 7669 $276.00
10/5/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2594, 2594/Lot# 1159 $276.00
5/9/2011 NGC MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 582, 589/Lot# 4069 $1,495.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2323 $23,500.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 182045 $185.00
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 7307 $3,290.00
3/3/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 March 3 - 6 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1233/Lot# 7166 $998.75


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