Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 26,234,569
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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1912 5C MS obverse 1912 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1912 nickels of all three mints tend to be a bit mushy overall, with sharp strikes being quite rare. Since the proofs are quite sharp, this deficiency was probably not in the master dies, but it may have been that some of the working hubs used to make working dies were not fully impressed.

This date is plentiful across all grades through MS 65, though even the latter may be a bit poorly struck. Collectors should do some comparison shopping to find a piece that has both the desired grade and superior technical qualities.

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Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1912 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 2.50 3.00 7.50 20.00 40.00 55.00 60.00 65.00 78.00 85.00 90.00 120 145 170 385 900 - - - -
$ 45.00 - - 70.00 82.00 - - 130 155 230 585 4750 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1246
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1912 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base513148535-21166-4417432344411910----1246
---------------2-1----3
----------------2-----2
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Total513148535-21166-4417432344612111----1251
 0%1%1%1%0%0%0%-0%1%5%-4%14%26%36%10%1%---- 

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