1895 5C MS66

PCGS#: 3856

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: Based on mintage figures alone, the 1895 Liberty Head Nickel should be twice as common as the 1894.  However, in terms of certified examples, the 1895 is the scarcer of the two by a small margin.  Because prices have not yet reflected this relationship, the 1895 appears to be a very good value.

The 1895 Nickel is reaily available in MS64 and MS65, then becomes scarce in MS66, where just over a dozen have been certified by PCGS.  None have been certified finer by PCGS.  This date comes well struck and only occasionally shows weakness on the first two stars.



Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 9,977,822 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 900 R-5.2 3 / 32 TIE 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 6 / 32 TIE 6 / 33 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade Club 33 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade
1 MS66 PCGS grade