1859-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU53

PCGS AU53

PCGS #:
8283
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
13,220
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 55 R-8.4 18 / 112 TIE 21 / 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 55
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 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

Milas Collection - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1118, $29,900

1 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade MS61 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 estimated grade
4 AU58 estimated grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade PCGS #8283 (MS)     55
9 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Milas Collection - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1118, $29,900

#1 MS62 PCGS grade
MS61 PCGS grade #3 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 estimated grade
#4 AU58 estimated grade
PCGS #8283 (MS)     55 #9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): It may come as a surprise to some that the 1859-S ranks in the top 10% of the entire $5 series in rarity according to number of appearances at auction. In my 337 catalogue survey, this grossly underrated date appeared only 23 times. I have seen very few specimens of this date, none better than EF and only two or three at that level.