1890 5C FR2

CERTIFICATION#: 19088199
PCGS#: 3851

Owner's Comments

Used in Dreamland?

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Though none of the Philadelphia-produced Liberty Nickels are rare (with the unusual exception of the 1913), the 1890 Liberty Nickel is slightly less common than most and is on par with the 1895 and 1896.  The 1890 Nickel is easy to find in circulated grades and in Mint State grades up to MS-64.  Gems (MS-65) are semi-scarce and the optimal grade (per the PCGS Population Report as of September 2011) is MS-66.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS-66+.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 16,256,532 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 6 / 32 TIE 6 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 150 R-7.5 2 / 32 TIE 2 / 33 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade