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: 10/11/2019

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1909 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 3.00 6.00 16.45 40.00 60.00 63.00 65.00 78.00 85.00 90.00 120 145 230 685 1600 - - - -
$ 40.00 - - - 82.00 - - 130 210 320 800 4250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 447
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/14/2020 1909 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-447344-483812351891455110----446
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Total-447344-483812351891465210----448
 -1 %1 %2 %1 %1 %1 %-1 %2 %8 %0 %5 %11 %20 %33 %12 %2 %---- 
1909 5C MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------1--------1
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Total-------------1--------1
 -------------100 %-------- 

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