1910-S $5 MS65

CERTIFICATION#: -35447
PCGS#: 8519

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Green; Farouk (1954) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $46,750. Pedigreed 10/3/13.

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1910-S is a rare coin in all Mint State grades, and nearly all of the available specimens are MS-63 or less. Some very nice pieces, i.e. full MS-65 gems, do exist although I do not recall ever seeing one that could be graded "superb" (MS-67). There may be as many as eight to 10 MS-65 or 65+ coins in existence with the finest being the Eliasberg coin now owned by Dr. Thaine Price. The Dr. Steven Duckor specimen (ex Johnson-Meyer sale, 1978) is also a gem as was the Kruthoffer (ex Niemeyer) coin, one in my personal collection, and a handful of others.

This issue is always well struck with a sharply defined mintmark. Like the 1909-S, to which it is similar in overall appearance, the typical 1910-S has a "soft" frosty finish, although others do exist that have a definite satiny surface. Color is nearly always very good to excellent, with the typical specimen displaying a rose, orange or light coppery gold color.

Diameter: 21.60 millimeters Designer: Bela Lyon Pratt Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 770,200 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
12
475
15
485
1
45+
580
50+
640
1
53+
665
55+
775
58+
1,100
62+
6,250
1
63+
12,000
2
64+
40,000
65+
65,000
66
95,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,750 R-4.4 6 / 24 TIE 6 / 24 TIE
60 or Better 666 R-5.6 7 / 24 TIE 7 / 24 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 6 / 24 TIE 6 / 24 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade