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1888 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS #:
8372
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
18,201
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 900 R-5.2 55 / 106 166 / 218
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 54 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 18 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 900
60 or Better 225
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.2
60 or Better R-6.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 55 / 106
60 or Better 54 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 166 / 218
60 or Better 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade
2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
#1 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1888 is a very scarce and undervalued date in any condition. Most known specimens are in the EF to AU range and strictly uncirculated examples are rare. Choice or gem quality 1888 Half Eagles are very rare.