1892 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3853
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
11,696,897
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 30,000
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 400
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 32 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 19 / 33 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
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.