1877-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU50

PCGS AU50

PCGS #:
8344
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
26,700
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 300 R-6.4 37 / 106 113 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 300
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.4
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 37 / 106
60 or Better 7 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 113 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 13 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU58 estimated grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
6 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS62 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU58 estimated grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
#6 AU55 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1877-S is rare in all grades and has appeared at auction just as infrequently as many of the other rare S Mints Half Eagles from 1858 to 1876. I have seen more of this date, however, than I have any of the others and do not feel that it is as hard to acquire as the earlier dates as long as one is satified with VF or EF condition. Above EF, though, the 1877-S is extremely rare and is virtually in the same rarity class as the others. I have seen only a few AU pieces and just two uncirculated specimens, one of them a gem that sold in Paramount's 5/76 sale. The mintmark is always very small and is usually weak.