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1890 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
8375
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
4,240
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 25 R-9.0 32 / 106 TIE 120 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 18 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 400
60 or Better 25
65 or Better 2
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.2
60 or Better R-9.0
65 or Better R-9.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 38 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 32 / 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 120 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 18 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 estimated grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 estimated grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
7 MS63 PCGS grade
9 MS62 PCGS grade
9 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 estimated grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 estimated grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#7 MS63 PCGS grade
#9 MS62 PCGS grade
#9 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1890 is far more rare (except in proof) than the 1889 and the difference in rarity is considerably greater than the differences in mintages would normally indicate. The known business strikes are mostly high grade, in the EF-AU range, but strictly uncirculated specimens are extremely rare.