1889 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 #:
3850
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
15,878,025
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Major Varieties

Die 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 30,000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,250 R-4.9 9 / 32 TIE 9 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 300 R-6.4 17 / 32 TIE 17 / 33 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 30,000
60 or Better 1,250
65 or Better 300
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-4.9
65 or Better R-6.4
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 32 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 9 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 17 / 33 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade 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
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:

The 1889 Liberty Head Nickel is a common coin in all grades up to, and including, MS65, thus making it a popular datre among type collectors because of the great value it offers.

The finest example is a single PCGS MS66+. As is usual for this series, this date comes with a variety of strike qualities -- the best ones show full radial lines in all of the stars AND a full ear of corn on the left side of the wreath.