1863 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

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PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS #:
8294
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
2,442
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 35 R-8.8 7 / 112 TIE 8 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.8
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 112 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 112
65 or Better 1 / 112
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 8 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 218
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS61 PCGS grade
2 AU58+ PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 estimated grade
3 AU58 estimated grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
23 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS61 PCGS grade
#2 AU58+ PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 estimated grade
#3 AU58 estimated grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
#23 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): Like the other low mintage Philadelphia Mint Half Eagles of this period, the 1863 is very rare in any condition. Most specimens are in the VF to the EF range and only a few are known as high as AU. I have seen only one strictly uncirculated specimen at auction in more than 20 years.