Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 9,977,822
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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1895 5C MS obverse 1895 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The mintage of nickels rose in 1895 but still reflected reduced economic activity. This date is moderately scarce in the higher circulated grades. The population of Mint State pieces is adequate for filling holes, but most of these coins are of mediocre quality. Incomplete stars and other signs of less than full striking are common.

A single repunched date is known for 1895, but it is quite minor. Persons interested in learning more about these varieties are referred to the book Treasure Hunting Liberty Head Nickels, by Kevin Flynn and Bill Van Note.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1895 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 5.75 9.00 24.00 48.00 70.00 120 125 135 145 155 165 195 240 550 1950 4300 - - - -
$ 77.00 - - - - - - 225 275 800 2600 5200 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 366
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/12/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 130, 135/Lot# 214 $425.50
9/23/2007 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1180 $172.50
8/14/2011 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3118, 3118/Lot# 1315 $92.00
8/4/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131333/Lot# 28087 $158.63
11/10/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/10/2013, 100/Lot# 127877 $275.00
3/28/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 5167 $1,762.50
5/31/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131523/Lot# 24168 $423.00
7/10/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131629/Lot# 25199 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base162032981942723514234374634895155396097051206243335644080722284109736
1724541302202983754284464724985235626418721615281037365127761888520
0000003754284464724985235626418721615281037365127761800
00000039943245448050653158667310392024318739086175801400
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3736
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1206
Owner: erwindoc
 
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