Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,745
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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1892 5C PF obverse 1892 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of proof 1892 nickels was higher than typical for that decade. This did not reflect greater interest in this denomination, rather it was the result of higher silver proof set sales, as collectors sought the three new silver designs by Charles Barber. The cent and nickel were included in each such set, and they just went along for the ride.

Proof 1892 nickels were not as well made as those of 1891, and the population of certified gems is lower than one would expect. Cameo pieces are very scarce. Some proof 1892 nickels show striking weakness in one or more places, and such coins should be avoided.

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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1892 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - 145 180 200 235 255 330 520 730 3200 9500 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 725 1200 - -
1892 5C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 250 315 475 675 1100 4125 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 900 1300 10700 -
1892 5C PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1240 3900 14750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 527
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/25/2020 1892 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------12825711481084432--412
----------------11----2
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Total----------12825711481094532--414
 ----------0%0%2%6%17%36%26%11%1%0%-- 
1892 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------173339248---112
-----------------21---3
-----------------1----1
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Total-------------173339279---116
 -------------1%6%28%34%23%8%--- 
1892 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------2--1--3
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----------------1-----1
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Total----------------3--1--4
 ----------------75%--25%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base366381398415431448466484505524544565624705820990153120873800525458366853
3713874044204374544724915115315515856517438771170171626584285544861750
0000004724915115315515856517438771170171626584285544800
0000004784985185375586046787829331351190232294769564200
1892 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4064234394584774945155345535775976206847548741916371260486394675473617651
41242844546448350152154056158460564170779412212515449161636514695674580
00000052154056158460564170779412212515449161636514695600
00000052854756959061266373183415693113526962796634715900
1892 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327342354372386401418437453471489527575663754958136316193009504955395836
3323463603773914074244424594775025436046938221093144820823689521256380
0000004244424594775025436046938221093144820823689521200
0000004314484654835145596347248901228153425464369537600
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Grade: PF 67 CA
Points: 3800
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 65 CA
Points: 1531
Owner: zazenboy
 
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