1899 5C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 04724415
PCGS#: 3860

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: In 1899, production of the Liberty Head Nickel resumed with a vengeance, this time setting the highest record since 1868.  As a result, this date is very common in all grades except MS67, where only a single example (an MS67+) has been certified by PCGS.

Well struck examples seem to be the norm, but others exist with weakly struck stars, as well.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 26,027,000 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 60,000 R-2.4 19 / 32 TIE 19 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3053, $38,188
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade