Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 38,612,000
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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1906 5C MS obverse 1906 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Record mintages for nickels were set in this and the following year, as the American economy boomed. The five-cent piece enjoyed far greater utility in 1906 than it does today, opening the door to countless items, services and entertainments.

The 1906 nickel is common across all grades, including gems. The technical and aesthetic qualities of this date vary widely, and there's no reason to settle for a mediocre example.

Minor repunchings of the date abound, as so many dies were needed to produce this huge mintage. These varieties are too minor to elicit general interest.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1906 5C MS
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Base $ 2.50 3.00 7.50 20.00 40.00 60.00 63.00 65.00 78.00 85.00 90.00 120 145 165 400 1250 - - - -
$ 45.00 - - 70.00 83.00 - - 125 155 280 575 3250 - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 711
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1906 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-751442341559132112178206725----710
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Total-751442341559132112178209725----713
 -1%1%0%1%1%0%0%1%2%8%0%4%16%25%29%10%1%---- 
1906 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------1------1
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Total---------------1------1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base912122472155209258268278323348363456524579105124864419536763247403
10121640100173225261271293331353394479542736152931304735568666840
000000225261271293331353394479542736152931304735568600
000000242265275308340358425501561894200837755051600500
1906 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base699206314319423724825529832033642348953999023684239515860897138
79133490160208241250269305325365445506689144929924545546864390
000000208241250269305325365445506689144929924545546800
000000223244253284313331394467522840190936154852577900
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 2368
Owner: NMK8104
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 990
Owner: Chancey MS60+
 
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