1857-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
8275
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
87,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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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 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
10 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#10 MS61 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Like the 1856-S, the 1857-S comes with two different size mintmakrs, large as on the 1854-1855 coins and somewhat smaller and less open. From every standpoint of number of appearances at auction, the 1857-S is of approximately the same rarity as the 1855-S and 1856-S although it has appeared a few times more in uncirculated condition than either of the previous two. I have seen several uncirculated pieces and perhaps twice as many AU's, but the grade most likely to be seen is only VF or EF.