1896 5C AU58 Certification #30837176, PCGS #3857

Owner's Comments

David Lawrence Rare Coins CAC

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1896 Liberty Head Nickel is similar in many respects to the 1895: similar mintages, nearly identical populations of certified examples, similar grade distributions, eerily close pricing, and twinnish grade distributions.  Collectors will have no trouble finding a nice Uncirculated example, though fully struck examples can be elusive.  None have been certified above MS66 by PCGS.

PCGS #
3857
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
8841048
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
464
Pop Lower
114
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
PCGS Population
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 20000 R-2.8 4 / 32 TIE 4 / 33 TIE
All Grades 900 R-5.2 3 / 32 TIE 3 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 5 / 32 5 / 33
65 or Better 20000
All Grades 900
60 or Better 175
65 or Better R-2.8
All Grades R-5.2
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better 4 / 32 TIE
All Grades 3 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 32
65 or Better 4 / 33 TIE
All Grades 3 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 5 / 33

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #1 MS67 PCGS grade

Gerald R. Forsythe Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS66+ PCGS grade #1 MS66+ PCGS grade

D.L. Hansen Collection

MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade
MS66+ PCGS grade #3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade