1910-D $5 MS60

CERTIFICATION#: -27447
PCGS#: 8518

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by Bowers and Merena Nov '83 price realized $1100

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Until a hoard of several hundred Uncirculated coins (and some About Uncirculated pieces) was found in early 1979, this issue was very rare in any Mint State grade. Nearly all of the hoard coins were of low quality (a few MS-63, mostly MS-60 to MS-62) and this issue is still very rare in MS-64 or better condition. A number of gems (MS-65) do exist with Norweb's perhaps the finest, but above that level there is nothing that I am aware of. In MS-64 and better condition, the 1910-D is virtually identical in rarity to the 1908-D and 1914-D.

Nearly all examples of this issue are well struck and the mintmark is in "high relief" but only fairly well defined. Most known Mint State examples come from a hoard discovered in Europe in 1979 and they are all lacklustre. However, most other Mint State examples of this issue have very good to excellent lustre (cf. the Norweb specimen). Many specimens have a satiny texture; a smaller number are of the "soft" frosty type. Color varies widely from light greenish gold to rose colored gold to rich orange and greenish gold.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 193,600 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
1
560
2
480
3
385
4
390
6
395
8
400
10
405
12
410
15
415
20
420
25
425
1
30
430
2
40
435
13
45+
435
50+
435
53+
435
55+
490
58+
490
62+
1,950
10
63+
4,750
6
65
38,500
5
65+
41,500
66
50,000
2
66+
60,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 3,833 R-4.2 10 / 24 TIE 10 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 1,750 R-4.7 12 / 24 12 / 24
65 or Better 20 R-9.1 12 / 24 12 / 24

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
4 MS66 PCGS grade
4 MS66 PCGS grade