Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 13,368,000
Catalog: KM-112
Obverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Reverse Designer: Charles E. Barber
Composition: Copper-Nickel
Weight: 5g
Diameter: 21.2mm
Edge: Plain
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 5C MS obverse 1893 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The certified population of gem 1893 is a bit higher than for the several dates preceding it, but this does not take into account striking quality. Unless a coin is very poorly struck, this factor counts little in market grading. The specimen illustrated is lustrous and attractive, yet it suffers from obvious die erosion that has weakened some details and blurred the border denticles.

No varieties of significance have been found for the 1893 nickel.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/2/2015

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1893 5C MS
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Base $ 6.00 10.50 22.00 38.00 65.00 105 110 120 135 160 185 210 325 1200 2475 12500 - - -
$ 72.00 - - - 145 - 200 230 460 1625 9700 22325 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 472
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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9/23/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1178 $391.00
6/19/2008 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 258, 264/Lot# 5086 $328.90
12/8/2008 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2623, 2623/Lot# 1068 $149.50
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(1), 1171/Lot# 3332 $833.75
7/1/2012 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/01/2012, 29/Lot# 54947 $70.40
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(4), 1174/Lot# 7545 $176.25
11/17/2013 PCGS MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/17/2013, 101/Lot# 152296 $203.50
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3664 $540.50


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