1895 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 #:
3856
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
9,977,822
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 25,000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 900 R-5.2 3 / 32 TIE 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 6 / 32 TIE 6 / 33 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 25,000
60 or Better 900
65 or Better 200
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-5.2
65 or Better R-7.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 32 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 3 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 6 / 33 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3044, $21,150

2 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

Club 33 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3044, $21,150

#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade

Club 33 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66 PCGS grade #4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
#4 MS66 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

Based on mintage figures alone, the 1895 Liberty Head Nickel should be twice as common as the 1894. However, in terms of certified examples, the 1895 is the scarcer of the two by a small margin. Because prices have not yet reflected this relationship, the 1895 appears to be a very good value.

The 1895 Nickel is reaily available in MS64 and MS65, then becomes scarce in MS66, where just over a dozen have been certified by PCGS. None have been certified finer by PCGS. This date comes well struck and only occasionally shows weakness on the first two stars.