1871-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
8324
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
25,000
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 4 R-9.8 14 / 106 TIE 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 125
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-7.7
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 27 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 68 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 31 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63+ PCGS grade

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 3/2014:30328 $25,850 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13222, $35,250

2 MS61 PCGS grade

Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:526, $2,420 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1177, $9,775

2 MS61 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS63+ PCGS grade

Donald E. Bently Collection - Heritage 3/2014:30328 $25,850 - Stack's/Bowers 8/2014:13222, $35,250

#2 MS61 PCGS grade

Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:526, $2,420 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1177, $9,775

#2 MS61 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): This date is similar in rarity to the 1868-S and 1869-S but is a little less rare, all grades considered, than the 1866-S Motto, 1867-S or 1870-S. In high grade, however, it is just as rare as any of the others and almost always is available only in EF or lower condition. There is a very rare variety with a boldly repunched date. Although the 1871-S is usually well struck, the tiny mintmark is always weak as a result of being weakly punched into the die.