1894-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
8389
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
55,900
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 500 R-6.0 41 / 106 TIE 136 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 30 / 106 TIE 116 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Survival Estimate
All Grades 500
60 or Better 20
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-6.0
60 or Better R-9.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 41 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 30 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 136 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 116 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 estimated grade

Acquired at face value directly from the San Francisco, 11/1894 - John H. Clapp Collection - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:589, $19,800 - Marty Haber - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:845, $115,000 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1905, $264,000 - Heritage 1/2014:5459, $176,250

2 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS64 estimated grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
5 MS62 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 estimated grade

Acquired at face value directly from the San Francisco, 11/1894 - John H. Clapp Collection - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:589, $19,800 - Marty Haber - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:845, $115,000 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1905, $264,000 - Heritage 1/2014:5459, $176,250

#2 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS64 estimated grade
#4 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS63 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
#5 MS62 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1894-S is one of the most underrated and undervalued dates in the entire series. It is not often available in any grade and when offered for sale, the typical specimen is invariably only VF or EF. In AU, the 1894-S is very rare and strictly uncirculated examples are extremely rare. I have never seen a really choice 1894-S and I have only seen a few that were legitimately mint state.