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1893-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
8386
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
224,000
Mint:
San Francisco
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 2,500 R-4.5 73 / 106 TIE 185 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 500 R-6.0 64 / 106 TIE 165 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 500
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-6.0
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 73 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 64 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 185 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 165 / 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 PCGS grade
4 MS64+ PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
5 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
#4 MS64+ PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
#5 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1893-S is a moderately scarce date in all grades, although it is not as difficult to obtain in choice condition as the 1892-S or the four S Mint coins immediately following (1894-1897). It should not be grouped with the common dates of the series since it is really quite scarce in strictly uncirculated condition, and very scarce in gem condition.