1871-S $5 VF20

PCGS#: 8324

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $187

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This date is similar in rarity to the 1868-S and 1869-S but is a little less rare, all grades considered, than the 1866-S Motto, 1867-S or 1870-S. In high grade, however, it is just as rare as any of the others and almost always is available only in EF or lower condition. There is a very rare variety with a boldly repunched date. Although the 1871-S is usually well struck, the tiny mintmark is always weak as a result of being weakly punched into the die.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 25,000 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 125 R-7.7 27 / 106 TIE 68 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 14 / 106 TIE 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade  
1 MS61 PCGS grade  
1 MS61 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade  
4 AU58 PCGS grade