1917 5C MS65

CERTIFICATION#: 04865846
PCGS#: 3934

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Hall: In circulated grades, the 1917 is about equal in rarity to the 1915, 1916, and 1918. In Gem condition, the 1917 is about equal in rarity to the 1914, and it is rarer than the 1915, 1916, and 1919, but not as rare as the 1918. As a group, the 1914 to 1919 Philadelphia Mint issues are not quite as rare in Gem condition as the 1920 to 1924 issues, then beginning in 1925 many more examples were saved (thank you, Wayte Raymond!) The 1917, like most Philadelphia Buffalo nickels, is usually very well struck. Luster can be somewhat satiny to somewhat frosty.

 

Diameter: 21.20 millimeters Designer: James Earle Fraser Edge: Plain
Mintage: 51,424,019 Weight: 5.00 grams Metal Content: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel
3
5
1
6
9
8
10
10
11
15
13
1
35
17
6
45+
21
50+
30
53
32
9
53+
32
55+
36
58+
43
62+
85
63+
160
64+
275
3
65+
625
4
67+
9,750
1
68
30,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 36 / 69 TIE 36 / 72 TIE
60 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 38 / 69 TIE 38 / 72 TIE
65 or Better 800 R-5.4 40 / 69 TIE 40 / 72 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade  
3 MS67+ PCGS grade  
4 MS67 PCGS grade High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)
4 MS67 PCGS grade