1857 $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 #:
8271
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
98,188
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 30 R-8.9 93 / 112 126 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 275
60 or Better 30
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.5
60 or Better R-8.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 71 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 93 / 112
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 107 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 126 / 218
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Summer97 Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:3393, $13,225

1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

6 MS63 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8271 (MS) 63

Goldbergs 2/2005:2257, $5,463

6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
6 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Summer97 Collection

#1 MS64 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 9/2009:3393, $13,225

#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

 
	PCGS #8271 (MS) 63 
#6 MS63 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2005:2257, $5,463

#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
#6 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1857 is a very scarce coin in all any condition and it is less often seen than some of the more popular mint marked coins of the 1840's and 1850's. Although strictly uncirculated coins are occasionally available they are rare and gem quality coins are extremely rare.