Laibstain. A nicely toned original coin with sharp strike. This date is the last of the tough P-mints that start at 1899 and go through 1905, middle years that were not much saved in uncirculated condition.
David Akers: Only 662,000 pieces were minted of this issue, one of the lowest mintage figures for the entire series regardless of mint. Among Philadelphia Mint issues, the 1905 ranks fifth in low mintage after the 1910, 1913, 1914 and 1915. However, this issue is much more rare than any of those with the sole exception of the 1914. In my experience, the 1905 is also not as rare as the 1903 and 1904, but its very low mintage has gained it a rather greater measure of fame.
Dr. Thaine Price - David Akers 5/1998:163 - Dr. Steven Duckor - Heritage 4/2009:2495, $16,100 - Heritage 10/2009:730, $14,950
John C. Hugon - Heritage 1/2005:4238, $21,850 - Heritage 4/2006:2060, $21,850 - Heritage 1/2007:999, $25,300