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: 7/2/2015

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1893 5C MS
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Base $ 6.00 10.50 22.00 38.00 65.00 105 110 120 135 150 160 185 210 325 1200 2475 12500 - - -
$ 72.00 - - - 145 - - 200 230 460 1625 9700 22325 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 475
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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3/6/1996 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 0821, 821/Lot# 295 $141.70
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1178 $391.00
5/5/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/05/2013, 73/Lot# 113181 $277.77
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1186/Lot# 3850 $2,820.00
3/27/2014 NGC MS 67   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 4010 $7,637.50
11/23/2014 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 831, 840/Lot# 41 $925.00
1/11/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131503/Lot# 25084 $616.88
10/3/2016 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 7169 $998.75


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