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1885 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS #:
8367
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
601,440
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 3,000 R-4.4 77 / 106 TIE 189 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 800 R-5.4 67 / 106 TIE 168 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 3,000
60 or Better 800
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.4
60 or Better R-5.4
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 77 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 67 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 189 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 168 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 30 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
4 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 estimated grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#4 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

This date is one of the most common dates in the series. It is easy to obtain in any condition.

Ron Guth:

One of the counterfeit 1885 Half Eagles can be identified by the following: 1) depression on the upper serif of the 5 (on the left, just above the juncture of the stand and the serif); 2) raised spikes coming out from some of the denticles; and 3) depression below and on the right center of the R of AMERICA.

-- 1885 Coronet Type $5 Gold" by Brian Silliman, NUMISMATIST, June 2007, page 119