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Coins Certified as of 2/14

My Coin #-27379

1874 $5 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -27379
PCGS#: 8333

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $742.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1874 is very rare in all grades and most known specimens are in the VF to EF range. However, I have seen several AU examples and one proof-like uncirculated piece. I don't know whether the latter coin was the specimen in the World's Greatest Collection (1946 auction) but if not, there may be two uncs known. As a date the 1874 is approximately the same rarity as the 1869-1871 Philadelphia Mint Coins and slightly more rare than the 1866-1868 coins and the lower mintage 1872.

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,488 (less than 100 known) 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 10 / 106 TIE 34 / 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 MS64 PCGS grade

David Akers “Auction ‘89” 7/1989:1393, $22,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade  

N.K.S., sold privately on 9/27/1971 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1194, $20,125 - Heritage 11/2006:2229, $20,700

3 MS62 PCGS grade  
3 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS61 PCGS grade