Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,410,500
Catalog: KM-112
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1894 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 16.00 32.00 105 155 230 290 315 335 350 370 390 415 480 675 1450 2400 12000 - - -
$ 250 - - - 360 - - 440 525 775 1950 5850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 353
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 73 $483.00
12/18/2006 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 118, 123/Lot# 339 $1,104.00
1/15/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 7745 $747.50
5/6/2013 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3429, 3429/Lot# 1123 $475.00
12/5/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(1), 1192/Lot# 3239 $1,002.28
12/8/2013 NGC XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/08/2013, 104/Lot# 151382 $148.50
3/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 83 $2,820.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114719833945048768082084286388492594599011031321214725614790637374569588
123164245376462551726827849870897931960102711751596228533045317673481660
000000726827849870897931960102711751596228533045317673400
000000773834856877911938975106512481871242340475845709500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 4790
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1103
Owner: redbird97
 
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