1862-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS #:
8293
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
9,500
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 50 R-8.5 13 / 112 TIE 15 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 112 TIE 1 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 50
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.5
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 13 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 112 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 15 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS61 PCGS grade

Franklinton Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1454, $43,700

3 AU58 estimated grade
3 AU58 estimated grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
8 AU53 PCGS grade
8 AU53 PCGS grade
8 AU53 estimated grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 MS61 PCGS grade

Franklinton Collection - American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1454, $43,700

#3 AU58 estimated grade
#3 AU58 estimated grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#8 AU53 PCGS grade
#8 AU53 PCGS grade
#8 AU53 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1862-S is one of the really great rarities of the Half Eagle series. It ranks 19th (out of 300) in rarity according to the number of appearances and is tied for 7th in rarity according to average grade. In 337 catalogues surveyed it never appeared above EF and only twice in that modest grade. I have never seen a full EF specimen and not more than ten others in Fine or VF. Overall, the 1862-S is very nearly as rare as the higher priced 1864-S. This is one of the most underrated issues in the entire series.