1881-S $5 AU55

PCGS#: 8357

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $330

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): This is one of the most common of all Half Eagles and it is easy to obtain in any condition short of superb. (I would like to note here that any U.S. gold coin, no matter how common the date, is difficult to find in superb MS65+ condition.)


Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 969,000 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64+ PCGS grade