Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,195
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 PF obverse 1893 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

When the novelty of the new Barber silver pieces faded after 1892, this cut sales of silver proof sets. Since nickels were included in such sets, their total production fell, as well.

1893 proof nickels are less often seen that those of the 1880s, but they are of generally higher quality. Aside from occasional planchet problems, these proofs are typically well struck and show at least some degree of contrast between brilliant fields and frosted devices. The specimen illustrated is outstanding in both respects.

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Last Updated: 7/7/2015

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1893 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 160 180 205 265 400 685 950 2400 10000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 725 1525 - -
1893 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 235 300 425 850 1575 4875 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 545 975 1700 - -
1893 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3550 4750 11500 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 1350 - - 22500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 450
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


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10/19/1998 NGC PF 66   Teletrade Auction 1097, 1097/Lot# 1204 $626.75
3/1/2006 NGC PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 327 $862.50
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 1135 $488.75
1/22/2009 NGC PF 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 325, 331/Lot# 5377 $241.50
5/30/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2394 $747.50
9/2/2012 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131237/Lot# 20080 $152.75
9/7/2014 NGC PF 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 138243 $650.00
7/9/2015 PCGS PF 67   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 3621 $3,760.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656246958201028155821793774546658366853
3713874044204374544724915115315515856487378891205176527114338558961750
0000004724915115315515856487378891205176527114338558900
0000004784985185375586046717789591381197232424902571300
1893 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4064234394584774945155345535775976206847548741103326037305466568465457651
4124284454644835015215405615846056417077949501822341743095539597169140
0000005215405615846056417077949501822341743095539597100
00000052854756959061266373183410272541357348875611625800
1893 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369384401418434450469487507527575631754990137516582699515856565836
3443593743904074234394564754945145435946728331118146920053519532457160
0000004394564754945145435946728331118146920053519532400
0000004454634815005205596127139111247156423524338549000
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Grade: PF 64 CAMEO
Points: 1028
Owner: toomanyhobbies
 
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