1853 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

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PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
8253
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
305,770
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 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
Survival Estimate
All Grades 550
60 or Better 75
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.9
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 103 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 98 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 145 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 137 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2014:329, $76,375

2 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 10/2014:10042, $38,187.50

3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3523, $15,862.50

3 MS64+ PCGS grade
5 MS64 estimated grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2014:329, $76,375

#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 10/2014:10042, $38,187.50

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2015:3523, $15,862.50

#3 MS64+ PCGS grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
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.