Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 29,825,124
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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1905 5C MS obverse 1905 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a generous mintage, examples of this date are plentiful across all grades through MS 65. The usual caveats apply with respect to seeking a coin that is well struck and displays pleasing luster.

Varieties include a few repunched dates and a pair of misplaced date obverses having remnants of numerals hidden within the denticles below the date.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/6/2015

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1905 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 90.00 100.00 150 220 515 1225 - - - -
$ 35.00 - - 70.00 82.50 - 110 165 245 790 2700 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 875
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
9/6/2004 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 511 $748.00
5/19/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2857, 2857/Lot# 1262 $14.00
7/22/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131231/Lot# 28821 $84.00
10/28/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/28/2012, 46/Lot# 80653 $59.76
6/9/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131325/Lot# 23036 $61.00
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 524 $275.00
2/27/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 7282 $352.50
6/3/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 3672 $64.63
7/26/2015 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131531/Lot# 21407 $763.75


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