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1877 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
8342
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
1,132
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 65 R-8.3 7 / 106 TIE 29 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 5 R-9.7 26 / 106 TIE 54 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 65
60 or Better 5
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.3
60 or Better R-9.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 7 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 26 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 29 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
1 MS62 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
3 MS61 PCGS grade
5 MS60 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
6 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#3 MS61 PCGS grade
#5 MS60 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
#6 AU58 PCGS grade
David Hall:

David Akers (1975/88): Next to the 1875, the 1877 has the lowest mintage of any Liberty Head Half Eagle from the Philadelphia Mint. Several strictly uncirculated examples are known (I have seen one beautiful proof-like gem) and most of the others are in the EF to AU range with only a few falling shortt of that level. As a date, the 1877 is similar in overall rarity to the 1869, 1870, 1871, 1874 and 1876 and more rare than the 1866-1868 dates and the 1872.