1890 5C AU58 Certification #31646524, PCGS #3851

Owner's Comments

Dr Eugene Bruder Raw CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

Though none of the Philadelphia-produced Liberty Nickels are rare (with the unusual exception of the 1913), the 1890 Liberty Nickel is slightly less common than most and is on par with the 1895 and 1896.  The 1890 Nickel is easy to find in circulated grades and in Mint State grades up to MS-64.  Gems (MS-65) are semi-scarce and the optimal grade (per the PCGS Population Report as of September 2011) is MS-66.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS-66+.

PCGS #
3851
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
16256532
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
534
Pop Lower
105
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 25000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
All Grades 1000 R-5.0 6 / 32 TIE 6 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 2 / 32 TIE 2 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 25000
All Grades 1000
60 or Better 150
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-7.5
65 or Better 7 / 32 TIE
All Grades 6 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 33 TIE
All Grades 6 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 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
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #2 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade