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

1906 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
3867
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
38,612,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$9,200 • PCGS MS66 • 8-11-2011 • 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 100,000 R-2.0 28 / 32 TIE 28 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 2,500 R-4.5 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 22 / 32 TIE 22 / 33 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66+ PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
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2 MS66 PCGS grade  
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2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1906 Liberty Head Nickel set a new high bar for mintages in the Nickel series -- the 38 million plus pieces struck this years was the highest since the series was inaugurated in 1866.  As expected, this date is very common, but like most of the dates in the 1900s, it is impossible to find truly superb examples.  Per the PCGS Population Report, the best example certified by them is a single PCGS MS66+.  No PCGS MS67 has appeared on the market in the 25+ years PCGS has beenb in business, and it is not for lack of trying...there is a cluster of MS66s just waiting to break the MS67 barrier.