Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 12,530,292
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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1898 5C MS obverse 1898 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Though its mintage fell below that of the previous year, the 1898 nickel is relatively common through the lower Mint State grades. Only gems are scarce. Most coins of this date are less than fully struck, though the dull luster seen on nickels of the late 1880s and early '90s is not as prevalent.

At least two repunched mintmark varieties are known for this date, and both are intriguing enough to carry modest premiums.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/22/2020

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1898 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 3.50 5.00 10.00 25.00 40.00 80.00 90.00 95.00 100.00 125 135 145 200 315 600 1500 11500 - - -
$ 45.00 - - 95.00 100.00 - - 170 220 370 875 3000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 453
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
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: 10/13/2020 1898 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base22-131-12921120468915385152---453
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---------------21-----3
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Total22-131-12921120468915586152---456
 0%0%-0%1%0%-0%0%2%5%0%4%10%20%34%19%3%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9122037106163220272288320366423450515597882150523023406618572468436
101526601251822372772993353854324725426921090177126704332653976430
0000002372772993353854324725426921090177126704332653900
0000002552833093514044414935707871297203630385259689200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2302
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1505
Owner: Chancey MS60+
 
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