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1879 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8348
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
301,920
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 1,500 R-4.8 66 / 106 TIE 178 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 54 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 4 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 225
65 or Better 4
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-6.7
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 66 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 178 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena “Great Lakes Collection” 11/1998:4008 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3278, $20,125

2 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade PCGS #8348 (MS)     65
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS64+ PCGS grade
6 MS64+ PCGS grade
6 MS64+ PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
9 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Bowers & Merena “Great Lakes Collection” 11/1998:4008 - Stack’s/Bowers 11/2012:3278, $20,125

#2 MS65+ PCGS grade
PCGS #8348 (MS)     65 #3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS64+ PCGS grade
#6 MS64+ PCGS grade
#6 MS64+ PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
#9 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1879 is relatively common in all grades, more so than the 1878, but the date is suffiently scarce in uncirculated condition to keep it from the "common date gold" classification. Gems are not regularly seen.