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SERIES: Liberty Head Five Cents 1883-1913
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1906 5C (Proof)

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PCGS PR66

PCGS PR66

PCGS PR65
PCGS #:
3904
Diameter:
21.20 millimeters
Designer:
Charles E. Barber
Weight:
5.00 grams
Edge:
Plain
Mintage:
1,725
Metal Content:
75% Copper, 25% Nickel
Auction Record:
$8,050 • NGC PR68 • 5-25-2005 • American Numismatic Rarities
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 2 / 31 TIE 2 / 32 TIE
60 or Better 1,450 R-4.8 2 / 31 TIE 2 / 32 TIE
65 or Better 600 R-5.8 17 / 31 TIE 17 / 32 TIE
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Ron Guth: The 1906 Liberty Nickel Proof is relatively common and can be found in nice condition.  The mintage is slightly lower than normal, mostly because the enthusiasm that collectors had for Proofs in the 1890's wore off a little but after the turn of the century and was not revived until 1909, when the new cent was issued. PCGS has, by itself, graded over a fourth of the entire mintage of Proofs!  The most commonly seen grade is Proof-64, followed by almost equal populations of Proof-63's and Proof-65's.  Superb examples are scarce but show up frequently at auction.  The finest example certified by PCGS (as of June 2011) is a single Proof-68 Cameo.