1892 5C MS62 Certification #40687294, PCGS #3853

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The mintage of the 1892 Liberty Head Nickel is thirty percent less than the preceding year, but the two dates are virtually equal in terms of the number of certified survivors.  Both are common in Mint State up to MS-66, at which point the population drops off significantly.  The finest 1892 Nickels certified by PCGS are two MS66s with the Plus designation.

Generally, this date is struck well, but occasionally some of the stars may be weak.

PCGS #
3853
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
11696897
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
626
Pop Lower
151
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 30000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
All Grades 1500 R-4.8 14 / 32 TIE 14 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 19 / 32 TIE 19 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 30000
All Grades 1500
60 or Better 400
65 or Better R-2.7
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better 7 / 32 TIE
All Grades 14 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 33 TIE
All Grades 14 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 19 / 33 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #2 MS66 PCGS grade