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Proof 1891 Five Cents were sold by
the Mint as part of six-piece Silver and Minor Coin Proof Sets or as part of
two-piece Minor Coin Proof sets. Individual 1891 Proof Five Cents were
not available for purchase.
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are
The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 14 PR-66's.
The finest Proof Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRCA-66.
The finest Proof Deep Cameo example graded by PCGS is a single PRDC-66.
Sources and recommended
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The
Professional Coin Grading Service
"An Index of the Coins
& Medals of The Cabinet of the Mint of the United States at
Philadelphia" by R.A. McClure, Curator, 1891