1881 $5 MS64

CERTIFICATION#: -40507
PCGS#: 8354

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Sold by B. Max Mehl Jun '41 price realized $9.75

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The 1881 has the highest mintage in the entire Half Eagle series and is very common in all grades. In fact, this is probably the most common $5 gold piece.

 

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 5,708,760 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
4
360
6
365
8
370
10
375
1
12
380
15
385
20
390
1
45+
415
1
50+
420
53+
425
55+
435
58+
445
2

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 106 / 106 218 / 218
60 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 94 / 106 TIE 195 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 32 / 106 TIE 48 / 218 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade   Heritage 10/2009:1455
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade