1881 $5 MS62

CERTIFICATION#: 04801637
PCGS#: 8354

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1881 has the highest mintage in the entire Half Eagle series and is very common in all grades. In fact, this is probably the most common $5 gold piece.

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,708,760 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
330
6
335
8
340
10
345
1
12
350
15
355
20
360
1
45+
380
1
50+
385
53+
390
55+
420
58+
425
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 106 / 106 218 / 218
60 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 94 / 106 TIE 195 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 32 / 106 TIE 48 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  

Goldbergs 5/2005:927, $11,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade   Heritage 10/2009:1455
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade