1898-S $5 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -27418
PCGS#: 8397

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $467.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1898-S is not a particularly scarce date but it does not belong in the "common date gold" category either. Choice uncirculated specimens are quite difficult to obtain.

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 1,397,400 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
370
3
320
4
325
6
330
8
335
10
340
12
345
1
15
350
1
20
355
4
35
365
3
45+
370
50+
370
53+
385
55+
415
58+
480
62+
750
63+
1,750
64+
4,500
1
65+
14,000
1
66
22,500
2
66+
25,000
67+
52,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,000 R-4.6 71 / 106 TIE 183 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 61 / 106 TIE 162 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 32 / 106 TIE 48 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3297, $58,888.65

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:597, $13,200

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 estimated grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade