1876-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

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PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
8341
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
4,000
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 100 R-8.0 18 / 106 TIE 51 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 100
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.0
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 18 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 106
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 51 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 1 / 218
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 estimated grade

Haseltine-Garrett

2 AU58 PCGS grade

Ex-Bass Collection

3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade

Shuford-Bass

6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 estimated grade
6 AU53 estimated grade
6 AU53 estimated grade
#1 MS64 estimated grade

Haseltine-Garrett

#2 AU58 PCGS grade

Ex-Bass Collection

#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade

Shuford-Bass

#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 estimated grade
#6 AU53 estimated grade
#6 AU53 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1876-S has the second lowest mintage of any of the very rare S Mint Half Eagles from 1858-1876 and it had the third fewest number of auction appearances in my survey after the 1864-S and 1862-S, ranking in the top 10% of the entire $5 series in that respect. Most known specimens are well worn, grading VF or less, and I consider this to be one of the rarest and most underrated Half Eagles in any condition. There is one gem uncirculated example in the John Hopkins University Collection (PCGS CoinFacts editor's note: sold in the 1979 Garrett sale.) All 1876-S Half Eagles have a "punchmark" in the earlobe and the tiny mintmark is always very weak.