1893 5C PO1

PCGS#: 3854

Owner's Comments

Found in "unsearched roll" of Liberty Nickels

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1893 Liberty Head Nickel is one of a cluster of dates from 1887-1893 inclusive that all have similar mintmarks and survival rates.  All are highly collectible, easily obtained, and often come with beautiful luster and eye appeal.  However, unlike the others, this is a date that is very difficult to locate with all of the stars fully struck AND with a full ear of corn on the lower left reverse. 

At the top end of the condition ladder, PCGS has certified over two dozen MS66s and a single PCGS MS67.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 13,368,000 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 35,000 R-2.6 15 / 32 TIE 15 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 32 TIE 14 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 11 / 32 TIE 11 / 33 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade