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PCGS Nos: 3852, 3889


Circulation strikes: 16,832,000
Proofs: 2,350

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

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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 6 MS-66's.

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 reading:
"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