1908 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3869
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
22,684,557
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 80,000 R-2.2 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 32 TIE 14 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 11 / 32 TIE 11 / 33 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 80,000
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 250
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.2
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 24 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 32 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 11 / 33 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

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

In 1908, the mintage of the Liberty Head Nickel dropped to nearly half that of 1907, but still at a respectable 22,684,557 coins. In terms of quality, the heaviest concentration of certified grades appears at the MS64 level. MS63s are the next most common, followed by MS62 and MS65. In MS66, the population drops off to just over a dozen examples, and PCGS has graded none above that level.