1848 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
8236
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
260,775
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 18 R-9.2 84 / 112 TIE 113 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 275
60 or Better 18
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.5
60 or Better R-9.2
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 71 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 84 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 107 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 113 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:986, $24,150

2 MS63+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 10/2015:68, $11,162.50

3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
3 MS63 estimated grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:986, $24,150

#2 MS63+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers & Sotheby's 10/2015:68, $11,162.50

#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
#3 MS63 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): Despite the comparatively high mintage for the period, the 1848 is a rare coin, as rare as many of the mintmarked coins of the 1840's with much lower mintages. When available, the typical example is VF or at best EF.