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

1899 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67
PCGS #:
3860
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
26,027,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$38,188 • PCGS MS67+ CAC • 11-16-2012 • 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 60,000 R-2.4 19 / 32 TIE 19 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 750 R-5.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3053, $38,188

2 MS67 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 MS67+ PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3053, $38,188

2 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
3 MS66+ PCGS grade  
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade
8 MS66 PCGS grade

Ron Guth: In 1899, production of the Liberty Head Nickel resumed with a vengeance, this time setting the highest record since 1868.  As a result, this date is very common in all grades except MS67, where only a single example (an MS67+) has been certified by PCGS.

Well struck examples seem to be the norm, but others exist with weakly struck stars, as well.