Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head Five Cents (1883-1913)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 11,585,763
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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1909 5C MS obverse 1909 5C MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The coining of five-cent pieces plunged during 1909, though the 11+ million nickels produced that year was a low figure only in comparison to surrounding dates. Gems are in smaller supply than usual for the period, but this date is not truly rare. Poor strikes are less often seen than for other 1900-12 nickels.

From this date through 1912 the date was applied to the obverse master die for the year, so the repunched dates and misplaced dates common to earlier years no longer occurred.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/31/2015

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1909 5C MS
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Base $ 2.75 3.50 5.25 16.00 36.00 77.50 80.00 85.00 90.00 105 135 180 325 1100 2250 - - - -
$ 40.00 - - - 95.00 - 160 220 400 1275 6000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 422
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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12/20/2000 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1388, 1388/Lot# 1097 $87.20
12/27/2000 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21011, 21011/Lot# 1065 $160.00
4/25/2005 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Richmond Sale, Internet-Only Auction, 40/Lot# 246 $195.50
1/29/2012 NGC MS 66   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 2393 $1,035.00
10/13/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/13/2013, 96/Lot# 142670 $678.33
4/1/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers March 2014 Baltimore Auction, 6008/Lot# 7524 $193.88
4/10/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3529, 6098/Lot# 21074 $141.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42235 $734.38


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