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: 7/6/2015

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1912 5C MS
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Base $ 2.00 2.75 4.50 13.75 32.00 60.00 62.50 65.00 77.50 85.00 90.00 100.00 140 220 550 1700 - - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - - 110 155 245 965 4400 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1151
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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7/8/1998 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 1065, 1065/Lot# 1203 $228.90
3/23/2004 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24035, 24035/Lot# 11210 $155.25
9/24/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 180, 186/Lot# 274 $184.00
10/8/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2596, 2596/Lot# 1122 $241.50
5/27/2012 NGC MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 54242 $88.00
2/3/2013 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 633 $161.00
8/29/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3497, 6051/Lot# 22040 $64.63
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 14597 $123.38


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