1891 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8377
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
61,360
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 1,250 R-4.9 61 / 106 TIE 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 225 R-6.7 54 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,250
60 or Better 225
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-6.7
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 61 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8377 (MS)     64
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
PCGS #8377 (MS)     64 #1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1891 is a scarce date in all grades, not as rare, of course, as the lower mintage 1888, 1889, or 1890, but more rare than any of the Philadelphia Mint Half Eagles that follow, except the 1896 and the 1929 Indian Head. The typical 1891 is EF or AU but strictly uncirculated examples are rare and are less often available than the proofs of this date, which for some unknown reason, have a higher survival ratio than other proofs of this period.