Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 26,027,000
Catalog: KM-112
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1899 5C MS obverse 1899 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This was the first in a decade-long string of high mintage nickels that did not end until 1909. While Mint State examples are not rare, those having full strikes are in the minority. Collectors are advised to be selective in choosing one that combines a desirable grade with superior technical aspects.

The best of several repunched date varieties for 1899 is FS-301, formerly touted as an overdate and sometimes still described as such.

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Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1899 5C MS
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Base $ 2.50 3.25 8.00 20.00 33.00 60.00 65.00 70.00 80.00 90.00 100.00 125 155 245 575 1350 11500 - - -
$ 36.00 - - 75.00 85.00 - - 135 175 300 625 4250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 754
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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1/11/1997 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1997 F.U.N. Signature Sale #165, 165/Lot# 5742 $253.00
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1932, 1932/Lot# 1138 $660.00
6/5/2006 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Online Session #409, 409/Lot# 7495 $488.75
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1182 $184.00
11/6/2011 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131146/Lot# 24891 $2,530.00
11/24/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/24/2013, 102/Lot# 150572 $45.00
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 562 $155.00
7/20/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30770 $82.25


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