Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,620
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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1908 5C PF obverse 1908 5C PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Sales of minor proofs recovered only slightly from their nadir in 1907, and this is another moderately scarce issue. Proof 1908 nickels were made with quality in mind, and those that have not been mishandled or improperly cleaned reveal deeply reflective fields and sharp strikes overall.

The blue-green toning seen on the example illustrated was once typical of these coins, though not especially appealing. Proper conservation techniques have somewhat reduced the population of proof nickels having blotchy toning.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/29/2019

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1908 5C PF
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Base $ - - - - - 110 115 125 145 160 180 230 250 365 550 775 1800 8000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - 280 400 700 1440 2750 -
1908 5C PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 315 475 675 1600 5850 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 525 1000 3000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 445
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1908 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1-1114915412155214--417
-----------------121--4
----------------1-2---3
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Total----------1-1114915412256255--424
 ----------0%-0%3%12%36%29%13%6%1%-- 
1908 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------13987---28
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-----------------1----1
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Total--------------13997---29
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 5C PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3543693844014184344504694875075275656156637741044158324014290493558366853
3593743904074234394564754945145405826317008641224185630314505523561750
0000004564754945145405826317008641224185630314505523500
0000004634815005205525986477379541403212836604720553600
1908 5C PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3924094264424614794975175375585796206597098261108167125194472556365457651
3984154314484674855045245445655936336767489201296195431704836589069140
0000005045245445655936336767489201296195431704836589000
00000051053055157260664669278710141483223638215199621800
1908 5C PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base327342354372386401418437453471489527575620725933125815992643429049355836
3323463603773914074244424594775025435906557941041137219473192450552350
0000004244424594775025435906557941041137219473192450500
0000004314484654835145596056908641150148522953741472000
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Grade: PF 65
Points: 1258
Owner: mania
 
Grade: PROOF Details
Points: 264
Owner: Rays collection
 
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