1903 5C FR2

PCGS#: 3864

Owner's Comments

Very worn, alot of 5c beers?

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1903 Liberty Head Nickel is another high-mintage date that is common across virtually every grade.  Only in MS67 does this date become rare; in fact, none have been graded finer by PCGS.

As with most other dates in this series, one encounters a variety of strikes including some exceptionally well-struck piece and others with weak stars, corn ears, and denticles.  Luster ranges from frosty to a hard, chrome-like brilliance.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 28,004,930 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 80,000 R-2.2 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 29 / 32 TIE 29 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 32 / 32 32 / 33

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade