Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,585,763
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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1909 5C MS obverse 1909 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The coining of five-cent pieces plunged during 1909, though the 11+ million nickels produced that year was a low figure only in comparison to surrounding dates. Gems are in smaller supply than usual for the period, but this date is not truly rare. Poor strikes are less often seen than for other 1900-12 nickels.

From this date through 1912 the date was applied to the obverse master die for the year, so the repunched dates and misplaced dates common to earlier years no longer occurred.

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Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1909 5C MS
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Base $ 2.75 3.50 5.25 16.00 36.00 77.50 80.00 85.00 90.00 100.00 105 135 180 325 1100 2250 - - - -
$ 40.00 - - - 95.00 - - 160 220 400 1275 6000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 430
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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3/15/2007 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 221 $1,017.75
9/23/2007 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2425, 2425/Lot# 1126 $78.40
7/23/2009 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 395, 401/Lot# 8178 $224.25
1/29/2012 NGC MS 66   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2393 $1,035.00
11/11/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/11/2012, 48/Lot# 83490 $935.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42235 $734.38
12/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131550/Lot# 25578 $616.88


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