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: 8/31/2015

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1912 D 5C MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 7.50 10.00 18.00 37.00 77.00 170 185 210 275 300 320 350 450 635 2275 5500 17750 - - -
$ 85.00 - - 225 285 - - 380 525 970 2500 7900 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 791
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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7/27/2002 NGC MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 6416 $2,875.00
6/5/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 90, 95/Lot# 222 $322.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 2524 $747.50
6/3/2009 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2701, 2701/Lot# 1212 $488.75
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 907 $6,325.00
5/30/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 2412 $1,293.75
2/2/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/02/2014, 177/Lot# 167654 $270.60
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30796 $258.50
7/19/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131530/Lot# 27593 $235.00


NGC Registry

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