1860 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS62+

PCGS MS62+

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
8284
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
19,763
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 100 R-8.0 34 / 112 TIE 51 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 4 R-9.8 18 / 112 TIE 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 34 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 18 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 51 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade

Bloomfield Hills Collection - Superior 5/2006:1123, $11,500

4 MS62 estimated grade

Ed Milas Collection - Stack's 5/1995:518 - New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5345, $15,862.50

7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 estimated PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade

Bloomfield Hills Collection - Superior 5/2006:1123, $11,500

#4 MS62 estimated grade

Ed Milas Collection - Stack's 5/1995:518 - New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5345, $15,862.50

#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1860 is rare in all grades and is virtually identical in overall rarity to the 1859. It is more rare than the lower mintage 1858 and more difficult to obtain than any of the Philadelphia Mint Half Eagles from 1843-1857 except possibly 1850. Almost all known specimens are VF or EF and strictly uncirculated examples are extremely rare.