1987 $5 Gold Eagle MS70

CERTIFICATION#: 72565848
PCGS#: 9810

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Jaime Hernandez: This is the second year of issue for the $5 Gold Eagles. The Mint struck them in $5, $10, $25, and $50 denominations for the mint state versions. In proof format it only struck them in a $25 and $50 format for 1987. 

The $5 Mint State 1987 Gold Eagles were well struck examples in MS68 and MS69 are fairly easy to find. However, perfect MS70 examples are really hard to come by and command a very significant premium.   

Diameter: 16.50 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens/Miley Busiek Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 580,266 Weight: 3.39 grams Metal Content: 91.67% Gold, 3% Silver, 5.33% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 500,000 R-1.6 16 / 20 TIE N/A
60 or Better N/A R-.0 1 / 20 TIE N/A
65 or Better N/A R-.0 1 / 20 TIE N/A

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade  
1 MS70 PCGS grade