Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 8,474,000
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 D 5C MS obverse 1912 D 5C MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Both the San Francisco and Denver Mints had been established for the coining of gold and silver exclusively, with minor coinage limited to Philadelphia. But as these coins gained greater currency in the West, legislation was passsed in 1906 permitting both facilities to strike minor coins and authorizing funding for the same.

The Denver mintage of nickels was small in comparison to that of Philadelphia, but circulated examples are fairly common in lower grades. The popularity of coin boards, introduced in 1935, saw to that. Mint State survivors are much more scarce, but not truly rare. The typical 1912-D nickel is less than fully struck, particularly in the hair at Liberty's forehead.

Surprisingly, not a single repunched mintmark variety is known for this issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/25/2020

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1912 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.50 15.00 30.00 65.00 100.00 175 200 230 280 290 300 335 375 650 1300 3100 16000 - - -
$ 120 - - 235 285 - - 350 475 860 1850 8500 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 829
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/20/2020 1912 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base32221128873213422268815431088182---829
--------------1-12----4
--------------1221----6
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Total32221128873213422268815631291212---839
 0%3%3%1%1%1%1%0%0%2%5%0%3%10%19%37%11%3%0%--- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1912 D 5C MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2428377215129540955158664277482085690810661315262839846509687974569588
2531499819933345656360568678983287396111491753308048266632707181670
00000045656360568678983287396111491753308048266632707100
000000504574623730805844891101312322190353256676756726400
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2628
Owner: JTO
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1315
Owner: redbird97
 
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