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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Price Guide

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: 755
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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7/20/2004 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2004 July New York, NY Signature Sale #320, 320/Lot# 5450 $5,000.20
6/5/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Online Session #409, 409/Lot# 7494 $207.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 74 $138.00
8/19/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3331, 3331/Lot# 1207 $55.00
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 562 $155.00
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3666 $387.75
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine G   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 147412 $38.00
7/11/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3490, 6041/Lot# 20117 $376.00


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