1905 5C MS65+ Certification #38780220, PCGS #3866

Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1905 Liberty Head Nickel is typical of the high-mintage dates of the 1900s.  It is a very common coin across all grades up to and including MS66.  The finest examples certified by PCGS include two in MS66+.  Strike quality is sometimes an issue, but as can be seen on the images above, eye appeal often trumps.  Look for coins with booming luster and attractive color -- these seem to get the best grades and the highest prices.

 

PCGS #
3866
Designer
Charles E. Barber
Edge
Plain
Diameter
21.20 millimeters
Weight
5.00 grams
Mintage
29825124
Metal
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Pop Higher
123
Pop Lower
1520
Region
The United States of America
Price Guide
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades
65 or Better 100000 R-2.0 28 / 32 TIE 28 / 33 TIE
All Grades 3000 R-4.4 29 / 32 TIE 29 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 750 R-5.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 100000
All Grades 3000
60 or Better 750
65 or Better R-2.0
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-5.5
65 or Better 28 / 32 TIE
All Grades 29 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 28 / 33 TIE
All Grades 29 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 24 / 33 TIE

Condition Census Learn More

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67PCGS grade MS67PCGS grade

Greenbrier River Collection

1 MS67 PCGS grade MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade MS66+ PCGS grade
MS67PCGS grade #1 MS67PCGS grade

Greenbrier River Collection

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