Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,825,124
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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1905 5C MS obverse 1905 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a generous mintage, examples of this date are plentiful across all grades through MS 65. The usual caveats apply with respect to seeking a coin that is well struck and displays pleasing luster.

Varieties include a few repunched dates and a pair of misplaced date obverses having remnants of numerals hidden within the denticles below the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/6/2015

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1905 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 100.00 150 220 515 1225 - - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - - 110 165 245 790 2700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 888
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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2/10/2008 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68023, 68023/Lot# 63117 $74.75
5/1/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/01/2011, 113/Lot# 7843 $11.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 66   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 853 $719.00
12/8/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(4), 1162/Lot# 7600 $417.45
2/8/2012 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3222, 3222/Lot# 1141 $150.00
6/5/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1186/Lot# 7441 $558.13
4/1/2014 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7517 $305.50
12/7/2014 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 833, 842/Lot# 383 $350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base202841598110612314315516317518321624835458698216093009515860897138
2232476689111129147157167177194226283431718119120753725546864380
000000129147157167177194226283431718119120753725546800
000000136151160171180205237318508850140025424441577800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 3009
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 1028
Owner: Michael Jones
 
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