1902 5C AU58 Certification #31455550, PCGS #3863

Owner's Comments

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

A new record for the Liberty Head series was established in 1902, as the mintage hit over 31 million pieces, the largest mintage recorded for any Nickel since the inception of the series in 1866.  Thus collectors have the opportunity to purchase hundreds of certified Mint State examples, where the largest cluster appears at the MS64 level.  Even Superb examples can be found, though they become very rare in MS67.  The finest example certified by PCGS is a single MS67+.

Though the 1902 Nickel usually comes with a full strike, finding one with full stars, no weakness at the rims/denticles, and with a full ear of corn on the reverse is quite a difficult task.

PCGS #
3863
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
31487581
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
1194
Pop Lower
79
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 80000 R-2.2 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
All Grades 2500 R-4.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 80000
All Grades 2500
60 or Better 750
65 or Better R-2.2
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better 24 / 32 TIE
All Grades 24 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 24 / 33 TIE
All Grades 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 33 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
5 MS67 estimated grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS67 PCGS grade #2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#5 MS67 estimated grade