1855-S $5 XF45

CERTIFICATION#: -27360
PCGS#: 8265

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Mitchelson (1908) Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $522.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1855-S is actually more rare than the 1855-C or 1855-D based on my survey of 337 sales dating back to 1921. I think, however, that I have seen a few more of this date than I have of those two and also more than I have of the 1855-O. However, almost all specimens I have seen were well worn, VF or EF being typical, and I can recall seeing only two uncs and three or four AU's.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 61,000 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 135 R-7.6 43 / 112 TIE 71 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 112 TIE 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade