1901 5C MS65

PCGS#: 3862

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1901 Liberty Nickel very common, with a mintage of over 26 million coins.  As such, it enjoys attention from both date and type collectors.  Certified Mint State examples number in the hundred, particularly in the MS63 to MS65 grades.  Superb examples become quite scarce and the best examples certified by PCGS include a trio of MS67s.

Most examples of this date are well struck, but occasionally, one will see weakness on sections of the denticles and the outer borders.  Try to locate well-struck, lustrous examples with good eye appeal.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 26,478,228 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 70,000 R-2.3 21 / 32 TIE 21 / 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 Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11259, $20,562
1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4037, $28,200

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade