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Coins Certified as of 9/26

My Coin #21301075

1889 5C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 21301075
PCGS#: 3850

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1889 Liberty Head Nickel is a common coin in all grades up to, and including, MS65, thus making it a popular datre among type collectors because of the great value it offers. 

The finest example is a single PCGS MS66+.  As is usual for this series, this date comes with a variety of strike qualities -- the best ones show full radial lines in all of the stars AND a full ear of corn on the left side of the wreath.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 15,878,025 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 30,000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 32 TIE 9 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 17 / 32 TIE 17 / 33 TIE

Condition Census

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