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SERIES: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1912
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1884 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
3845
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
11,270,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$9,988 • PCGS MS66 CAC • 8-4-2012 • Stack's/Bowers
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 20,000 R-2.8 4 / 32 TIE 4 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,000 R-5.0 6 / 32 TIE 6 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 200 R-7.0 6 / 32 TIE 6 / 33 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66 PCGS grade
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3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
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3 MS66 PCGS grade  
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Ron Guth: The 1884 Liberty Head Nickel is a common coin in all grades up to, and including, MS65.  In MS66, PCGS has certified approximately two dozen pieces, but none finer.  The best examples certified by PCGS are two at the MS66+ level.  In general, the strike quality for this date is excellent and the luster ranges from prooflike and brilliant to frosty and satiny.