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1881 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS #:
8354
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
5,708,760
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 25,000 R-2.7 106 / 106 218 / 218
60 or Better 7,500 R-3.5 94 / 106 TIE 195 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 12 R-9.5 32 / 106 TIE 48 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 25,000
60 or Better 7,500
65 or Better 12
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.7
60 or Better R-3.5
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 106 / 106
60 or Better 94 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 218 / 218
60 or Better 195 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 estimated grade

Goldbergs 5/2005:927, $11,500

2 MS65 PCGS grade MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1455

2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 estimated grade

Goldbergs 5/2005:927, $11,500

MS65 PCGS grade #2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 10/2009:1455

#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1881 has the highest mintage in the entire Half Eagle series and is very common in all grades. In fact, this is probably the most common $5 gold piece.