1901 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 #:
3862
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Edge:
Plain
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Weight:
5.00 grams
Mintage:
26,478,228
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 70,000 R-2.3 21 / 32 TIE 21 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 70,000
60 or Better 2,500
65 or Better 750
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.3
60 or Better R-4.5
65 or Better R-5.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 21 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 32 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 33 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4037, $28,200

2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11259, $20,562

2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS67 PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4037, $28,200

MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11259, $20,562

#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS67 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #8 MS66+ PCGS grade
#8 MS66+ PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The 1901 Liberty Nickel very common, with a mintage of over 26 million coins. As such, it enjoys attention from both date and type collectors. Certified Mint State examples number in the hundred, particularly in the MS63 to MS65 grades. Superb examples become quite scarce and the best examples certified by PCGS include a trio of MS67s.

Most examples of this date are well struck, but occasionally, one will see weakness on sections of the denticles and the outer borders. Try to locate well-struck, lustrous examples with good eye appeal.