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1905 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
3866
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
29,825,124
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

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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 100,000 R-2.0 28 / 32 TIE 28 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3,000 R-4.4 29 / 32 TIE 29 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100,000
60 or Better 3,000
65 or Better 750
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.0
60 or Better R-4.4
65 or Better R-5.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 28 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 32 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 28 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 29 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 33 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67PCGS grade MS67PCGS grade

Greenbrier River Collection

1 MS67 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
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS67PCGS grade #1 MS67PCGS grade

Greenbrier River Collection

#1 MS67 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
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1905 Liberty Head Nickel is typical of the high-mintage dates of the 1900s. It is a very common coin across all grades up to and including MS66. The finest examples certified by PCGS include two in MS66+. Strike quality is sometimes an issue, but as can be seen on the images above, eye appeal often trumps. Look for coins with booming luster and attractive color -- these seem to get the best grades and the highest prices.