1855-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8265
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
61,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 2 R-9.9 7 / 112 TIE 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 135
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.6
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 43 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 71 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS61 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade

Recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Central America

3 AU58 PCGS grade

Recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Central America

3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 MS61 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade

Recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Central America

#3 AU58 PCGS grade

Recovered from the wreck of the S.S. Central America

#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1855-S is actually more rare than the 1855-C or 1855-D based on my survey of 337 sales dating back to 1921. I think, however, that I have seen a few more of this date than I have of those two and also more than I have of the 1855-O. However, almost all specimens I have seen were well worn, VF or EF being typical, and I can recall seeing only two uncs and three or four AU's.