1893-S $5 AU55

CERTIFICATION#: -27412
PCGS#: 8386

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Chapman (1907) Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $467.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1893-S is a moderately scarce date in all grades, although it is not as difficult to obtain in choice condition as the 1892-S or the four S Mint coins immediately following (1894-1897). It should not be grouped with the common dates of the series since it is really quite scarce in strictly uncirculated condition, and very scarce in gem condition.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 224,000 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
350
15
355
20
360
25
365
1
30
370
1
35
370
1
45+
390
50+
410
53+
420
55+
490
58+
525
63+
1,350
2
65+
16,500

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 73 / 106 TIE 185 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 64 / 106 TIE 165 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

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