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

1912-D 5C (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66
PCGS #:
3874
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
8,474,000
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$15,275 • PCGS MS66+ • 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 30,000 R-2.7 7 / 32 TIE 7 / 33 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 19 / 32 TIE 19 / 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
1 MS66+ PCGS grade  

Heritage 7/2015:3046, $15,275

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

Heritage 7/2015:3046, $15,275

1 MS66+ PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The 1912-D Liberty Nickel is one of the more common dates in the series, but the mintmark on the back adds a lot to this coin's popularity.  Collectors should have no problem finding a circulated example or even a nice Mint State example.  According to the PCGS Population Report (as of June 2011), the most frequently-seen Mint State grade is MS-64, followed by MS-63.  Gems are plentiful but become scarce in MS-66, with none graded higher.  The most desirable examples are those with a full strike and choice, original color.