1868-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8316
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
52,000
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 125 R-7.7 27 / 106 TIE 68 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 125
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 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 MS61 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS61 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): As a date, the 1868-S is not nearly as rare as the S Mint Half Eagles from 1858 to 1867. However, above EF it is just as rare as the earlier issues and only Lester Merkin's 3/69 sale was ever described as uncirculated. The overwhelming majority of known specimens are VF and the date is actually very rare even in EF. The mintmark is very small and often rather weak.