The height of summertime is typically slow for the rare coin market
as dealers take a well-deserved break in July and prepare for the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of
Money in early August.
Online auctions keep things moving, however, and with weekly
auctions by GreatCollections, along with online auction offerings from
several firms including Stack’s Bowers Galleries, Legend Rare Coin
Galleries, David Lawrence and Heritage, collectors are never too far
from buying opportunities.
Here is one of three coins sold in recent online auctions that we're
profiling in this week's Market Analysis:
1893 Liberty Head 5-cent coin, Proof 67+ Cameo, CAC
In last month’s survey of the least attractive U.S.
coins, published in the August Coin World monthly issue, a few
collectors picked a small coin designed by Charles Barber as a
particularly dull product of the U.S. Mint: the Liberty Head 5-cent
piece, or as it’s sometimes called, the “V-nickel.”
The type shows best in Cameo Proof, where frosted devices contrast
with deeply mirrored fields.
What is the value of your Liberty Head 5-cent coin? Coin Values tells you.
However, late 19th century copper-nickel coins are seen with Cameo
and Deep/Ultra Cameo designations far less frequently than their
silver counterparts. This 1893 Liberty Head 5-cent piece graded Proof
67+ Cameo by PCGS with a green CAC sticker is among the finest known.
Nine bidders chased it to the $3,190 that it brought at a July 17
GreatCollections online auction.
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