1862 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58+

PCGS AU58+

PCGS #:
8292
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
4,430
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
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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 65 R-8.3 23 / 112 TIE 29 / 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 65
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.3
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 23 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 29 / 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

Julian Leidman, sold privately on 6/6/1969 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1140, $11,500 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:1025, $17,000

2 MS61 PCGS grade

E&M Collection

3 MS60 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4526, $17,625

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade PCGS #8292 (MS)     55
9 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Julian Leidman, sold privately on 6/6/1969 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1140, $11,500 - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2004:1025, $17,000

#2 MS61 PCGS grade

E&M Collection

#3 MS60 PCGS grade

Heritage 4/2013:4526, $17,625

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
PCGS #8292 (MS)     55 #9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1862, as one might surmise from the low mintage, is a very rare date in any condition. Of the relatively few specimens around, most are VF, EF, or Proof. I have seen one AU example but never a specimen with a legitimate claim to mint state.