Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,862
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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1896 5C PF obverse 1896 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Proof sales slid further during 1896, this being the first date in the series having a mintage under two thousand pieces. Examples are slightly scarcer than usual across all grades, but the quality of these proofs is generally excellent on coins that have not been mishandled or improperly cleaned. Recurring problems such as lint impressions or tiny planchet flakes may sometimes be seen.

The U. S. Mint produced some of its very finest proofs during the years 1895-1900, and there is a higher percentage of Cameo proofs for these dates than for those of earlier years. The Mint didn't achieve such high quality again until the late 1970s.

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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1896 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 180 200 230 255 330 520 775 4700 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 650 1730 11150 -
1896 5C PF CA
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1896 5C PF UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 423
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/28/2020 1896 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------14144914599379---358
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Total-----------14144914599379---358
 -----------0%1%4%14%41%28%10%3%--- 
1896 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------171922103---62
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Total-------------172023103---64
 -------------2%11%31%36%16%5%--- 
1896 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------111-----3
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Total--------------111-----3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656246639741066155825555158546659907027
37138740442043745447249151153155158563776710051230189034235261564163360
00000047249151153155158563776710051230189034235261564100
00000047849851853755860465087010351394222342905363581500
1896 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base40642343945847749451553455357759762066771714502124317246175747608167137839
41242844546448350152154056158460563668496116752473365449945858629270880
00000052154056158460563668496116752473365449945858629200
000000528547569590612651700120618992823413553705970650200
1896 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369384401418434450469487507527575620725908136318433545426150715990
3443593743904074234394564754945145435906557861060152324103784453153770
0000004394564754945145435906557861060152324103784453100
0000004454634815005205596056908471211168329784022480100
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Grade: PF 67 UC
Points: 5747
Owner: SLUGGO
 
Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 2555
Owner: Morgan575757
 
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