1866-S $5 No Motto F15

PCGS#: 8300

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $412.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The mintage of this date is only about a third of the mintage of the 1865-S, but it is of almost exactly the same overall rarity. No specimens called AU or Unc has ever been offered at public auction (PCGS CoinFacts editors note: This was written in 1980), and although I have seen one choice AU piece in a private west coast collection, I know of no others close to that level. Fine and VF are the grades to expect when attempting to locate this coin.


Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 9,000 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 80 R-8.2 25 / 112 TIE 34 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade  
1 AU58 PCGS grade  
1 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 PCGS grade  
4 AU53 PCGS grade