Coins Certified as of 2/11

My Coin #19088196

1902 5C FR2

PCGS#: 3863

Owner's Comments

Found in a roll of Liberty Nickels

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: A new record for the Liberty Head series was established in 1902, as the mintage hit over 31 million pieces, the largest mintage recorded for any Nickel since the inception of the series in 1866.  Thus collectors have the opportunity to purchase hundreds of certified Mint State examples, where the largest cluster appears at the MS64 level.  Even Superb examples can be found, though they become very rare in MS67.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS67+.

Though the 1902 Nickel usually comes with a full strike, finding one with full stars, no weakness at the rims/denticles, and with a full ear of corn on the reverse is quite a difficult task.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 31,487,581 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 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  
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
5 MS67 estimated grade