1905-S $5 XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -27432
PCGS#: 8412

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $225.5

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The relative lack of availability of the 1905-S in AU and Unc. in my survey may come as a surprise to many collectors. After all, the mintage is high. However, the auction data correctly shows that the 1905-S is moderately scarce in any condition and quite rare better than EF. I have only seen about the same number of nice examples of this date that I have of the 1904-S which is odd considering the wide disparity in the mintages of the two dates. Why this date is scarce in high grade I don't know, but in my opinion, it is underrated and underpriced at the present time in full mint state, and is comparable in rarity (above EF) to the 1900-S.

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 880,700 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
380
3
360
4
335
6
340
10
350
12
355
15
360
20
365
25
370
40
390
13
45+
390
50+
425
53+
440
55+
485
58+
540
62+
1,150
1
63+
1,950
64+
4,500
1
65+
13,500
66
20,000
2
66+
25,000
67
39,500
1

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 250 R-6.6 57 / 106 TIE 158 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 25 / 106 TIE 40 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 estimated grade  
5 MS65 PCGS grade Heritage 1/2013:7260, $7,637.50