1898 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3859
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
12,530,292
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 40,000 R-2.6 15 / 32 TIE 15 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 32 TIE 9 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 6 / 32 TIE 6 / 33 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40,000
60 or Better 1,250
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-4.9
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 32 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 33 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The mintage of the 1898 Liberty Head Nickel dropped to just over 12 million pieces, a significant decline from the previous year, but still a plentiful mintage for the series. Thus, Mint State examples are easy to obtain, even in Gem condition. The finest example is a solitary PCGS MS67.

Most 1898 Nickels feature a full strike, but occasional example will have a few weak stars.