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

1901 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS67

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
3862
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
26,478,228
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$28,200 • PCGS MS67 • 7-27-2013 • 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 70,000 R-2.3 21 / 32 TIE 21 / 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 8/2012:11259, $20,562

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4037, $28,200

1 MS67 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

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:11259, $20,562

1 MS67 PCGS grade  

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4037, $28,200

1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
4 MS66+ PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade

Club 33 Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1901 Liberty Nickel very common, with a mintage of over 26 million coins.  As such, it enjoys attention from both date and type collectors.  Certified Mint State examples number in the hundred, particularly in the MS63 to MS65 grades.  Superb examples become quite scarce and the best examples certified by PCGS include a trio of MS67s.

Most examples of this date are well struck, but occasionally, one will see weakness on sections of the denticles and the outer borders.  Try to locate well-struck, lustrous examples with good eye appeal.