1878-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8347
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
144,700
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 1,000 R-5.0 56 / 106 TIE 167 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 90 R-8.1 43 / 106 142 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 106 TIE 1 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 90
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-8.1
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 56 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 43 / 106
65 or Better 1 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 167 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 142 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:9445, $7,763 - Heritage 9/2013:6785, $8,225 - D.L. Hansen Collection

3 MS64 PCGS grade MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS64+ PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2011:9445, $7,763 - Heritage 9/2013:6785, $8,225 - D.L. Hansen Collection

MS64 PCGS grade #3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1878-S does not compare in rarity to the earlier San Francisco Mint Half Eagles but it is far from being a common date. Although VF and EF examples are not too difficult to finds, AU's are scarce and strictly uncirculated specimens are rare. Gem quality uncirculated examples are very rare. The mintmark is small, as on previous issues, but generally sharper.