1905 5C MS64

PCGS#: 3866

Owner's Comments

Purchased at the 1985 GNA show.

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1905 Liberty Head Nickel is typical of the high-mintage dates of the 1900s.  It is a very common coin across all grades up to and including MS66.  The finest examples certified by PCGS include two in MS66+.  Strike quality is sometimes an issue, but as can be seen on the images above, eye appeal often trumps.  Look for coins with booming luster and attractive color -- these seem to get the best grades and the highest prices.


Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 29,825,124 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 100,000 R-2.0 28 / 32 TIE 28 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 29 / 32 TIE 29 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE

Condition Census

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