1896 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3857
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
8,841,048
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
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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 20,000 R-2.8 4 / 32 TIE 4 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 900 R-5.2 3 / 32 TIE 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 175 R-7.2 5 / 32 5 / 33
Survival Estimate
All Grades 20,000
60 or Better 900
65 or Better 175
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.8
60 or Better R-5.2
65 or Better R-7.2
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 32
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 4 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 33

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #7 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1896 Liberty Head Nickel is similar in many respects to the 1895: similar mintages, nearly identical populations of certified examples, similar grade distributions, eerily close pricing, and twinnish grade distributions. Collectors will have no trouble finding a nice Uncirculated example, though fully struck examples can be elusive. None have been certified above MS66 by PCGS.