Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,938
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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1897 5C PF obverse 1897 5C PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The typical 1897 proof nickel is sharply struck and displays nicely reflective fields. Contrasting devices may be either satiny or frosty, with only the latter being sufficient to quality as Cameo.

Gems are slightly scarce but not truly rare. The higher quality of late 1890s proofs compensates in part for the modest mintages for these years.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/7/2015

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1897 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 160 180 200 245 365 600 880 2100 7000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 650 1100 3000 -
1897 5C PF Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 420 725 1350 3400 8750 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 475 775 2300 5800 -
1897 5C PF Ultra Cameo
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3100 6500 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 460
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/18/2001 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2001 November Santa Clara Bullet Sale #276, 276/Lot# 263 $661.25
5/9/2005 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Bullet Auction #373, 373/Lot# 541 $402.50
2/5/2006 NGC PF 67   Cameo Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 565 $3,680.00
7/2/2006 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Teletrade Auction 2226, 2226/Lot# 1154 $896.00
6/14/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 2120 $690.00
8/11/2013 NGC PF 67   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/11/2013, 87/Lot# 132109 $1,430.00
3/23/2014 PCGS PF 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 796, 805/Lot# 1035 $293.00
7/9/2015 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(2), 1222/Lot# 3624 $1,762.50
8/28/2016 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131636/Lot# 21951 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 5C PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656246637641021142120093194487659907027
3713874044204374544724915115315515856376978501154161724043755524763360
0000004724915115315515856376978501154161724043755524700
0000004784985185375586046507309351288181327994315561900
1897 5C PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4064234394584774945155345535775976206677178151087305742904559571167137839
4124284454644835015215405615846056366847509061744346843804943604570880
0000005215405615846056366847509061744346843804943604500
0000005285475695906126517007829962400387944695327637900
1897 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base339354369384401418434450469487507527575620715933127115892525443150715990
3443593743904074234394564754945145435906527881046137719013160464453770
0000004394564754945145435906527881046137719013160464400
0000004454634815005205596056838601158148322133796485800
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Grade: PF 66
Points: 1589
Owner: mania
 
Grade: PF 65
Points: 1271
Owner: zazenboy
 
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