Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 21,403,167
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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1904 5C MS obverse 1904 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a routine entry in the final decade of Liberty Head Nickel production. Its mintage was high, and the dies were run too long in many instances. While gems are not rare, collectors should seek pieces displaying sharp strikes and smooth fields not eroded by wearing of the die steel.

Varieties for this date include one with a triple-punched date, but the degree of separation is very slight.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1904 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 110 165 235 515 1300 7000 - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - - 120 180 270 720 1850 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 712
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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1/8/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65013, 65013/Lot# 23068 $126.50
5/27/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 287 $288.00
3/21/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2827, 2827/Lot# 1382 $195.50
1/9/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1181/Lot# 9031 $152.75
3/16/2014 PCGS MS 66   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 795, 804/Lot# 292 $779.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 217742 $200.00
7/20/2015 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30777 $182.13
12/3/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 December 3 - 6 Houston Money Show US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1227/Lot# 7230 $646.25


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