1879 $5 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -27388
PCGS#: 8348

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Jun '84 price realized $220

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1879 is relatively common in all grades, more so than the 1878, but the date is suffiently scarce in uncirculated condition to keep it from the "common date gold" classification. Gems are not regularly seen.

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 301,920 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 1,500 R-4.8 66 / 106 TIE 178 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 54 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Bowers & Merena “Great Lakes Collection” 11/1998:4008 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3278, $20,125

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade