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

1895 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
3856
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
9,977,822
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$21,150 • PCGS MS67 • 7-12-2015 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 900 R-5.2 3 / 32 TIE 3 / 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 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3044, $21,150

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade

Heritage 7/2015:3044, $21,150

2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
2 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade

Club 33 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Based on mintage figures alone, the 1895 Liberty Head Nickel should be twice as common as the 1894.  However, in terms of certified examples, the 1895 is the scarcer of the two by a small margin.  Because prices have not yet reflected this relationship, the 1895 appears to be a very good value.

The 1895 Nickel is reaily available in MS64 and MS65, then becomes scarce in MS66, where just over a dozen have been certified by PCGS.  None have been certified finer by PCGS.  This date comes well struck and only occasionally shows weakness on the first two stars.