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
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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: 415
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 66


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2/19/2007 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA US Coin Online Session #431, 431/Lot# 7558 $207.00
9/23/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1189 $184.00
3/21/2013 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(1), 1183/Lot# 3198 $822.50
4/22/2013 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3427, 3427/Lot# 1282 $235.00
6/9/2013 PCGS MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 755, 764/Lot# 370 $752.00
7/28/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/28/2013, 85/Lot# 130411 $749.10
7/20/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 30788 $499.38


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