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

1908 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+
PCGS #:
3869
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
22,684,557
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$11,500 • PCGS MS66 • 1-1-2007 • 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 80,000 R-2.2 24 / 32 TIE 24 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 1,500 R-4.8 14 / 32 TIE 14 / 33 TIE
65 or Better 250 R-6.6 11 / 32 TIE 11 / 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  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
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  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In 1908, the mintage of the Liberty Head Nickel dropped to nearly half that of 1907, but still at a respectable 22,684,557 coins.  In terms of quality, the heaviest concentration of certified grades appears at the MS64 level.  MS63s are the next most common, followed by MS62 and MS65.  In MS66, the population drops off to just over a dozen examples, and PCGS has graded none above that level.