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1874 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8333
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
3,488
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 80 R-8.2 10 / 106 TIE 34 / 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 80
60 or Better 4
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.2
60 or Better R-9.8
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 10 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 14 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 34 / 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 MS64 PCGS grade  
	PCGS #8333 (MS) 64

David Akers “Auction ‘89” 7/1989:1393, $22,000

2 MS63 PCGS grade

N.K.S., sold privately on 9/27/1971 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1194, $20,125 - Heritage 11/2006:2229, $20,700

3 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS61 PCGS grade
6 MS60 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 PCGS grade
7 AU58 estimated grade
7 AU58 estimated grade
 
	PCGS #8333 (MS) 64 
#1 MS64 PCGS grade

David Akers “Auction ‘89” 7/1989:1393, $22,000

#2 MS63 PCGS grade

N.K.S., sold privately on 9/27/1971 - Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part II - Bowers & Merena 10/1999:1194, $20,125 - Heritage 11/2006:2229, $20,700

#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS61 PCGS grade
#6 MS60 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 PCGS grade
#7 AU58 estimated grade
#7 AU58 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1874 is very rare in all grades and most known specimens are in the VF to EF range. However, I have seen several AU examples and one proof-like uncirculated piece. I don't know whether the latter coin was the specimen in the World's Greatest Collection (1946 auction) but if not, there may be two uncs known. As a date the 1874 is approximately the same rarity as the 1869-1871 Philadelphia Mint Coins and slightly more rare than the 1866-1868 coins and the lower mintage 1872.