1840 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

View More Images

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8194
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
22.50 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
137,382
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 275 R-6.5 71 / 112 TIE 107 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 77 / 112 TIE 106 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 12 / 112 TIE 18 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 275
60 or Better 15
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.5
60 or Better R-9.3
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 71 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 77 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 12 / 112 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 107 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 106 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
1 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
7 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
#7 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1840 is rare and underrated in all grades, much like the 1839 to which it compares very favorably with respect to overall rarity. Most available specimens are in the VF to EF range and strictly uncirculated examples are very rare. Even strictly graded AU coins are seldom available. Varieties are known with broad mill border and with narrow mill.