1896 5C MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 31091545
PCGS#: 3857

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1896 Liberty Head Nickel is similar in many respects to the 1895: similar mintages, nearly identical populations of certified examples, similar grade distributions, eerily close pricing, and twinnish grade distributions.  Collectors will have no trouble finding a nice Uncirculated example, though fully struck examples can be elusive.  None have been certified above MS66 by PCGS.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 8,841,048 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 20,000 R-2.8 4 / 32 TIE 4 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 900 R-5.2 3 / 32 TIE 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 5 / 32 5 / 33

Condition Census

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