1889 5C MS66 Certification #25046062, PCGS #3850

Expert Comments

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.

PCGS #
3850
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
15878025
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
13
Pop Lower
817
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
Auctions - PCGS Graded
Auctions - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 30000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
All Grades 1250 R-4.9 9 / 32 TIE 9 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 17 / 32 TIE 17 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 30000
All Grades 1250
60 or Better 300
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better 7 / 32 TIE
All Grades 9 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 33 TIE
All Grades 9 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 17 / 33 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail 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
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