Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,410,500
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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1894 5C MS obverse 1894 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Economic Depression dominated the period 1894-96, and this is reflected in the relatively low mintages of nickels during those years. Examples of the 1894 issue are slightly scarce across all grades F 12 and higher. The Mint State population likely includes some resubmissions, as there exists a greater urgency to secure gems of this date than for most others in the series. Like most Liberty Nickels of the 1890s, the typical piece is less than fully struck.

No varieties have been reported for the 1894 nickel, but any such that are found would have to be pretty significant to exceed the premium already attached to this date.

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Last Updated: 12/20/2019

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1894 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 18.00 55.00 115 175 230 285 305 320 345 370 390 400 440 750 960 1950 10000 - - -
$ 250 - - - 360 - - 415 500 775 1730 3300 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 375
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1894 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base18581878171024-2445657351191---375
----------------1-----1
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Total18581878171024-2445657552191---378
 0 %2 %1 %2 %5 %2 %2 %0 %2 %3 %6 %-6 %12 %17 %20 %14 %5 %0 %--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base5963131381515684745802847882908941974101311101363208726995563637374569588
6086214426571704764817859891919952987104511941604229136545833673481670
000000764817859891919952987104511941604229136545833673400
0000007838328708999309631000107812791846249546086103709500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5563
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 2087
Owner: JTO
 
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