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1885 Liberty Head Five Cents Obverse       1885 Liberty Head Five Cents Reverse


1885 LIBERTY HEAD FIVE CENTS

PCGS Nos: 3846, 3883

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 1,473,300
Proofs: 3,790

Designer: Charles E. Barber

Diameter: 21.2 millimeters

Metal content:
Copper - 75%
Nickel - 25%

Weight: 5 grams

Edge: Plain

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) on the reverse below the button to the left of CENTS

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

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     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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Recent appearances:
PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 301, illustrated, sold for $3,910.00

PCGS Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 302, illustrated, sold for $4,140.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 303, illustrated, sold for $1,092.50

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 2 MS-67's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-68.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 2 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-64.

Sources and recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service