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Obverse of 1909 Five Cents     Reverse of 1909 Five Cents


PCGS Nos: 3870, 3907


Circulation strikes: 11,585,763
Proofs: 4,763

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 Superior Stamp and Coin

From Superior Stamp and Coin's 2000 ANA Midwinter Sale

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     Significant examples
      Recent appearances at auction
      Variety information
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The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 10 MS-66's.

The finest Proof examples graded by PCGS are 2 PR-68's.

The finest Proof Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 4 PRCA-67's.

The finest Proof Deep Cameo examples graded by PCGS are 3 PRDC-66's.

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