1884 5C PR64

CERTIFICATION#: -38513
PCGS#: 3882

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $1.85

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The 1884 Liberty Head Nickel has the fifth highest Proof mintage of the series, making it an affordable example for type purposes.  Most of the survivors are in excellent condition, usually PR-64 or better.  Cameo examples are scarce and Deep Cameo examples are extremely rare. 

The finest 1884 Proof Nickels certified by PCGS (as of December 2011) include: 46 in PR-66; 3 in PR-67CAM; and 1 PR-66DCAM.

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: Charles E. Barber Edge: Plain
Mintage: 3,942 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 3,200 R-4.3 27 / 31 TIE 28 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 25 / 31 TIE 25 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 17 / 31 TIE 17 / 32 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
1 PR66 PCGS grade  
1 PR66 PCGS grade