1853 $5 AU58

CERTIFICATION#: -48716
PCGS#: 8253

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. Higgy; Elser (1949) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1045

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): The "common date" status accorded this date by price guides is very misleading, particularly in AU or uncirculated condition. Moderately scarce in any grade, the 1853 is actually very rare in strictly uncirculated condition and virtually unobtainable in choice or gem condition. It is comparable in rarity to the 1851 and more rare than the 1843, 1847, 1852, or 1861, the only dates of this type that are available with any regularity in choice condition.

Diameter: 21.65 millimeters Designer: Christian Gobrecht Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 305,770 Weight: 8.24 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
3
385
4
365
6
370
8
375
1
10
380
15
390
20
395
2
25
400
45+
490
50+
660
1
53+
700
55+
765
58+
1,150
62+
4,750
63+
9,500
66
100,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 550 R-5.9 103 / 112 TIE 145 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 98 / 112 TIE 137 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade