1893 5C (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS #:
3854
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
13,368,000
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 35,000 R-2.6 15 / 32 TIE 15 / 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 35,000
60 or Better 1,500
65 or Better 250
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.6
60 or Better R-4.8
65 or Better R-6.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 15 / 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 15 / 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 MS67 PCGS grade
2 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
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 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 1893 Liberty Head Nickel is one of a cluster of dates from 1887-1893 inclusive that all have similar mintmarks and survival rates. All are highly collectible, easily obtained, and often come with beautiful luster and eye appeal. However, unlike the others, this is a date that is very difficult to locate with all of the stars fully struck AND with a full ear of corn on the lower left reverse.

At the top end of the condition ladder, PCGS has certified over two dozen MS66s and a single PCGS MS67.