1897 $5 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -27415
PCGS#: 8394

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $522.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1897 is one of the common dates of the series and is readily available in any condition short of superb. (All U.S. gold coins, even the most common dates, are rare in superb, nearly perfect condition.)

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 867,800 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
400
3
380
4
360
6
365
8
370
10
375
12
380
15
385
20
390
1
25
395
30
400
35
400
40
415
3
45
415
11
45+
415
50
415
19
50+
420
53+
425
55+
435
58+
445
1
62+
540
11
65+
5,750
3

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 5,000 R-4.0 85 / 106 TIE 197 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 79 / 106 TIE 180 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 39 / 106 TIE 56 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  

Heritage 9/2010:5379, $13,800

1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade