1903 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3864
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
28,004,930
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 80,000 R-2.2 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 29 / 32 TIE 29 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 32 / 32 32 / 33
Survival Estimate
All Grades 80,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 1,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.2
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-5.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 32
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 33

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Club 33 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #5 MS66 PCGS grade

Club 33 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1903 Liberty Head Nickel is another high-mintage date that is common across virtually every grade. Only in MS67 does this date become rare; in fact, none have been graded finer by PCGS.

As with most other dates in this series, one encounters a variety of strikes including some exceptionally well-struck piece and others with weak stars, corn ears, and denticles. Luster ranges from frosty to a hard, chrome-like brilliance.