1908 $5 Liberty AU50

CERTIFICATION#: -27438
PCGS#: 8418

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $440

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1908 Liberty Head is the last year of this long lived type and is one of the most common dates of the Half Eagle series. Many choice and gem quality examples are available. No proofs were struck of this type in 1908.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 421,874 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
2
415
3
395
4
370
6
375
8
380
10
385
12
390
15
395
20
400
25
405
30
410
35
415
1
40
420
1
45
420
3
45+
420
50
420
5
50+
425
53+
430
55+
470
58+
475
63+
650
23
65+
3,500
2
66+
7,950
67+
42,500
68
70,000
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 10,000 R-3.0 97 / 106 TIE 209 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 93 / 106 194 / 218
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 60 / 106 77 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade