1884 5C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1913

PCGS PR67+

PCGS PR67+

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PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS PR66+

PCGS #:
3882
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
3,942
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,200
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 600
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.3
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-5.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 31 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 25 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 32 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR66 PCGS grade
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.