1861 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
8288
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
688,084
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 1,250 R-4.9 112 / 112 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 101 / 112 150 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 17 / 112 48 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,250
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 112 / 112
60 or Better 101 / 112
65 or Better 17 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 150 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5346, $152,750

2 MS65+ PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4295, $32,900

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
9 MS65 estimated grade
9 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

New Orleans Collection - Heritage 4/2015:5346, $152,750

#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4295, $32,900

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#9 MS65 estimated grade
#9 MS65 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88):

By a considerable margin, this is the most common date of this type. It is reasonably available, in all grades and a fair number of choice uncirculated examples are known.