1892 5C MS64

PCGS#: 3853

Owner's Comments


Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The mintage of the 1892 Liberty Head Nickel is thirty percent less than the preceding year, but the two dates are virtually equal in terms of the number of certified survivors.  Both are common in Mint State up to MS-66, at which point the population drops off significantly.  The finest 1892 Nickels certified by PCGS are two MS66s with the Plus designation.

Generally, this date is struck well, but occasionally some of the stars may be weak.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 11,696,897 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 30,000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 32 TIE 14 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 400 R-6.2 19 / 32 TIE 19 / 33 TIE

Condition Census

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