1856 $5 VF30

CERTIFICATION#: -27361
PCGS#: 8266

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $231

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is not as rare as the 1851, 1853, 1854 or 1855 but it is definitely more rare than the 1843, 1847, 1852 or 1861. Uncirculated specimens are known, but they are very rare and VF or EF are the grades one is most likely to encounter.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 197,990 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
370
4
350
6
355
8
360
10
365
12
370
20
380
1
30
390
3
45+
480
50+
660
53+
705
55+
865
58+
1,700
62+
5,650
63+
11,000
64+
25,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 400 R-6.2 86 / 112 TIE 123 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 35 R-8.8 94 / 112 TIE 127 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 12 / 112 TIE 18 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade