1904 5C PR67 Certification #34674848, PCGS #3902

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1904 Liberty Head Nickel in Proof is a common coin thanks to a relatively high mintage of over 1,800 coins.  Many of the Proofs went into collections and dealer inventories and, for the most part, were cared for well over the ensuing years.  Among the Proofs graded by PCGS, the majority are in PR64 or better condition.  Also, it should be pointed out that PCGS has certified nearly a third of all the 1904 Proof all by itself.

Because of changes made in the early 20th century in the way Proofs were made, it is difficult to obtain Cameo examples of this date.  Deep Cameo examples may not exist or, if they do, they are exceedingly rare.  Even regular Cameo examples are rare.

As with most of the Liberty Head Nickels, be they Mint State or Proof, look for well-struck examples that are as free of carbon spots as possible.

PCGS #
3902
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
1817
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
0
Pop Lower
633
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 1550 R-4.7 5 / 31 TIE 5 / 32 TIE
All Grades 1500 R-4.8 2 / 31 TIE 2 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 300 R-6.4 2 / 31 TIE 2 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 1550
All Grades 1500
60 or Better 300
65 or Better R-4.7
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-6.4
65 or Better 5 / 31 TIE
All Grades 2 / 31 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 31 TIE
65 or Better 5 / 32 TIE
All Grades 2 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 2 / 32 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
1 PR67 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade PR66 PCGS grade
4 PR66 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
#1 PR67 PCGS grade
PR66 PCGS grade #4 PR66 PCGS grade
#4 PR66 PCGS grade