Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,795
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 PF obverse 1898 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The low mintage of proof 1898 nickels has contributed to the scarcity of this date in higher grades. Careless handling and cleaning has limited the number of coins that may be graded numerically, and the overall population is larger than the number certified.

1898 proofs of all denominations were quite well made, and those coins which are choice or gem are typically very appealing.

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Last Updated: 8/23/2019

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1898 5C PF
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - 180 200 230 275 330 520 775 2900 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 660 1250 - -
1898 5C PF CA
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 315 475 750 1100 5000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - 875 3100 6500 -
1898 5C PF UC
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1300 2700 6250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 431
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/21/2020 1898 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------13411431341004561--348
-----------------2----2
-----------------1----1
-----------------------
Total----------13411431341004861--351
 ----------0 %1 %1 %3 %12 %38 %28 %14 %2 %0 %-- 
1898 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------415371911--77
----------------132---6
----------------23----5
-----------------1----1
Total--------------415402631--89
 --------------4 %17 %45 %29 %3 %1 %-- 
1898 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1131---6
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-----------------1----1
-----------------------
Total---------------1141---7
 ---------------14 %14 %57 %14 %--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3663813984154314484664845055245445656246637641013142120873817493558366853
3713874044204374544724915115315515856376978471149164326644190523561750
0000004724915115315515856376978471149164326644190523500
0000004784985185375586046507309301285186532404562553600
1898 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base4064234394584774945155345535775976206847178151969258546694955556365457651
41242844546448350152154056158460564169575012002174328047645158589069140
00000052154056158460564169575012002174328047645158589000
00000052854756959061266370678215842380397448605360621800
1898 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base33935436938440141843445046954507527575620715933127117532960414149355836
3443593743904074234394564692055145435906527881046143221553354440652350
0000004394564692055145435906527881046143221553354440600
0000004454634693565205596056838601158159225583747467000
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Grade: PF 66 CAMEO
Points: 3240
Owner: R
 
Grade: PF 67
Points: 2960
Owner: SLUGGO
 
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