1890 $5 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -27407
PCGS#: 8375

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $176

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1890 is far more rare (except in proof) than the 1889 and the difference in rarity is considerably greater than the differences in mintages would normally indicate. The known business strikes are mostly high grade, in the EF-AU range, but strictly uncirculated specimens are extremely rare.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 4,240 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 400 R-6.2 38 / 106 TIE 123 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 32 / 106 TIE 120 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 18 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade