Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 26,027,000
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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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: 758
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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10/10/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1946, 1946/Lot# 1096 $220.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 74 $138.00
12/18/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 27438 $94.00
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7505 $182.13
5/11/2014 PCGS MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 803, 812/Lot# 562 $155.00
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine G   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 147412 $38.00
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(1), 1238/Lot# 3415 $4,230.00
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(7), 1251/Lot# 8735 $1,057.50


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