1889 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS63+

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8374
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
7,520
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 400 R-6.2 38 / 106 TIE 123 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 35 / 106 TIE 131 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 18 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 40
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-8.7
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 38 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 35 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 7 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 123 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 131 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
#8 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1889 is very scarce in all grades but it is not as rare as the low mintage might lead one to believe. Most known specimens have proof-like or partially proof-like surfaces and are fairly high grade, EF or AU being typical. Strictly uncirculated examples are occasionally available but choice or gem quality pieces are very rare.