1870 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8319
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
4,000
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 55 R-8.4 4 / 106 TIE 21 / 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 55
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.4
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 4 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 7 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 21 / 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
1 MS61 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS61 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1870 is just as rare as the 1869 even though its mintage is more than twice as great. Most known specimens are in the VF to EF range and AU examples are very rare. The Bell 1944 coin was described as choice uncirculated and, if it was, it may be unique since I know of no other with any claim to mint state.