1904 5C (Proof)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1913

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS #:
3902
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
1,817
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 1,550 R-4.7 5 / 31 TIE 5 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 31 TIE 2 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 2 / 31 TIE 2 / 32 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,550
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.7
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 5 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 31 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 5 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 2 / 32 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1904 Liberty Head Nickel in Proof is a common coin thanks to a relatively high mintage of over 1,800 coins. Many of the Proofs went into collections and dealer inventories and, for the most part, were cared for well over the ensuing years. Among the Proofs graded by PCGS, the majority are in PR64 or better condition. Also, it should be pointed out that PCGS has certified nearly a third of all the 1904 Proof all by itself.

Because of changes made in the early 20th century in the way Proofs were made, it is difficult to obtain Cameo examples of this date. Deep Cameo examples may not exist or, if they do, they are exceedingly rare. Even regular Cameo examples are rare.

As with most of the Liberty Head Nickels, be they Mint State or Proof, look for well-struck examples that are as free of carbon spots as possible.