1850 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8243
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
64,491
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 135 R-7.6 43 / 112 TIE 71 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 10 R-9.5 59 / 112 TIE 87 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 135
60 or Better 10
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.6
60 or Better R-9.5
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 43 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 59 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 71 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 87 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:??? - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 19042 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:454, $6,600 - Ed Milas Collection - Stack's 5/1995:478, $63,250 - New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5339, $54,050

1 MS64 estimated grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade

George H. Earle Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:??? - John H. Clapp Collection, sold intact in 19042 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:454, $6,600 - Ed Milas Collection - Stack's 5/1995:478, $63,250 - New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5339, $54,050

#1 MS64 estimated grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): This date is rare and underrated in all grades and is actually more rare than many of the mintmarked dates of the period. AU and uncirculated examples are very rare. Not available all that often in any grade, the 1850 is generally seen only in VF or EF condition.