1849 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8240
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
133,070
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 175 R-7.2 55 / 112 TIE 87 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 9 R-9.6 44 / 112 TIE 71 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 175
60 or Better 9
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.2
60 or Better R-9.6
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 55 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 44 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 87 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 71 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1430

5 MS61 PCGS grade PCGS #8240 (MS)     61
5 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1430

PCGS #8240 (MS)     61 #5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Like most Philadelphia Mint coins of the 1840's and early 1850's, the 1849 has a much higher mintage than the mintmarked coins of the same period. As a result, the 1849 has been accorded "common date" status by most cataloguers and standard pricing guides. That is hardly the case, however. Invariably this date is available only in VF or EF condition.