1870-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

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PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
8321
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
17,000
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 85 R-8.1 16 / 106 TIE 44 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 106 TIE 1 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 85
60 or Better 1
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.1
60 or Better R-10.0
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 16 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 44 / 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 AU55 PCGS grade
1 AU55 PCGS grade
1 AU55 PCGS grade
1 AU55 PCGS grade
1 AU55 PCGS grade
1 AU55 PCGS grade
1 AU55 PCGS grade
1 AU55 PCGS grade
9 AU53 PCGS grade
9 AU53 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 AU55 PCGS grade
#9 AU53 PCGS grade
#9 AU53 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1870-S is somewhat more rare than the 1868-S, 1869-S, 1871-S, or 1872-S, but not quite as rare as the 1874-1876-S Mint coins. It is very similar in overall rarity to the 1873-S. Like all the others, the 1870-S is generally available only in Fine or VF condition and, on rare occasions, EF. The mintmark is very small and weak, not because of strike, but because it was weakly punched into the die.