1879-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
8350
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
426,200
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 1,500 R-4.8 66 / 106 TIE 178 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 175 R-7.2 50 / 106 TIE 150 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 106 TIE 1 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,500
60 or Better 175
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.8
60 or Better R-7.2
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 66 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 50 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 178 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 150 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2006:2235, $23,000

1 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 11/2006:2235, $23,000

#1 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1879-S is more common than the 1878-S but it still should not be considered a "common date" gold coin, particularly in strictly uncirculated condition. Circulated examples are easily obtained but full mint state specimens are very scarce and gems are rare.