As of May, 2024, a 1887 Nickel DDR FS-801 in circulated condition is worth between $75.00 and $350.00, while an uncirculated specimen can be valued between $500.00 and $1,250.00, depending on its grade and strike quality.

Looking back at auction records, the highest price was achieved by a Mint State grade that was hammered at $978.00 in the 11/08/2011 by renowned auctioneer Heritage Auctions, showcasing the allure of top-tier rarities.

Designer: Charles E. Barber
Edge: Plain
Diameter: 21.20 millimeters
Weight: 5.00 grams
Mintage: 15,260,692
Mint: Philadelphia
Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

1887 Nickel Ddr Fs-801 (014) (Regular Strike) – Price Chart

If you are aware of your coin’s grade, refer to the following chart to determine its value:


If you are unsure of the grade, you can assess it based on the coin’s condition. More detailed information here.

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)
Mint State500.001,250.00783.33
About Uncirculated350.00350.00350.00
Extremely Fine200.00200.00200.00
Fine and Very Fine150.00150.00150.00
Good and Very Good75.0075.0075.00

Please note that the estimated values are derived from the latest data in the PCGS Price Guide and are not guaranteed to be 100% accurate. We strongly recommend reviewing actual auction records, which can be filtered by grade. For further insights, refer to our analysis report, which is based on these data.

Also, there are multiple versions of the 1887 Liberty Nickel. We recommend checking the values of these coins as well to ensure a comprehensive assessment.

Coin NameMin Circulated Price($)Max Circulated Price($)Min Uncirculated Price($)Max Uncirculated Price($)
1887 Nickel (Regular Strike)20.00185.00200.0010,000.00
1887 Nickel (Proof)175.00225.00250.006,000.00
1887 Nickel, CAM (Proof)N/AN/A350.0022,500.00

Coins listed have various mint marks and designations indicating where they were minted and if they are special strikes. To learn more about what the different mint marks and designations mean, please refer to our Mint Mark Chart and Coin Designation Reference Chart.

1887 Nickel Ddr Fs-801 (014) (Regular Strike) – Auction Chart & Report

This tool is very user-friendly. Simply select the coin grade, and our system will provide detailed information including:

  • Lowest Sale Price
  • Highest Sale Price
  • Average Sale Price
  • Most Recent Sale Price
  • Number of Sales
  • Sales Volume

You can also select different time periods for your query: 1 month, 6 months, 1 year, 3 years, or All time, with the default set to All time.

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Grade Impact Analysis

GradeLowest Price($)Highest Price($)Average Price($)

The chart shows the min and max prices for the 1887 Nickel DDR FS-801 (014) coin across various grades from XF-45 to MS-64. The prices generally increase as the grade improves, with MS-63 having the highest max price $978.00.

Within each grade, there is also variability in prices, likely due to factors like specific coin characteristics or market conditions at time of sale. Overall, the chart illustrates how coin grade is a key driver of value for this particular 1887 Nickel DDR FS-801 (014).

Auction House Comparison

The pie chart breaks down the market share of various auction houses for selling the 1887 Nickel DDR FS-801 (014) coin. Heritage Auctions dominates with 83.33% share, followed by Great Collections with 16.67% appearances respectively..

Price Trend Over Time

The graph presents a detailed analysis of the average annual auction sale price and frequency for the 1887 Nickel DDR FS-801 (014) coin over the years. This visual representation traces the coin's value fluctuations, illustrating periods of increase, decrease, or stability in its average auction price.

Such a historical view is indispensable for collectors, investors, or researchers who are keen on comprehending the market dynamics and the coin's value trend over an extended period.

Raw Auction Records

Here are the lasted auction records from the auction history of the past years. You can filter these records by coin grade.

GradeGrade SourceSellerPrice($)Sold Date
AU-58PCGSHeritage Auctions312.0006/12/2019
MS-61ANACSHeritage Auctions141.0001/11/2015
XF-45ANACSGreat Collections105.6010/26/2014
MS-63ANACSHeritage Auctions978.0011/08/2011
AU-58ANACSHeritage Auctions383.0010/17/2011
MS-64NGCHeritage Auctions575.0001/09/2008