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
395
3
375
4
355
6
360
8
365
10
370
12
375
15
380
20
385
25
390
30
395
35
395
1
40
405
1
45
405
3
45+
405
50
405
5
50+
410
53+
415
55+
430
58+
440
63+
680
21
65+
4,000
2
66+
8,250
67+
47,500
68
85,000
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
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS67 PCGS grade