Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,368,000
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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1893 5C MS obverse 1893 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The certified population of gem 1893 is a bit higher than for the several dates preceding it, but this does not take into account striking quality. Unless a coin is very poorly struck, this factor counts little in market grading. The specimen illustrated is lustrous and attractive, yet it suffers from obvious die erosion that has weakened some details and blurred the border denticles.

No varieties of significance have been found for the 1893 nickel.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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1893 5C MS
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Base $ 7.50 15.00 30.00 50.00 75.00 110 115 120 135 150 165 185 200 350 650 1350 11500 - - -
$ 85.00 - - - 145 - - 190 230 390 1050 3500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 497
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/13/2020 1893 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-221243-31017-18541121817692---496
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Total-221243-31017-18541121837792---499
 -0%0%0%0%1%1%-1%2%3%-4%11%22%37%15%2%0%--- 
1893 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------1-----1
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Total----------------1-----1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base16204189155255320381395423463502527586642865188627405656637074548669
1727571111882773403864044364765105476057161205217137125894673178590
0000003403864044364765105476057161205217137125894673100
0000003613904144504895195666237911546245546846132709300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 865
Owner: DennisG
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 865
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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