1896 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64+

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8392
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
58,960
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 750 R-5.5 46 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 61 / 106 TIE 162 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 3 R-9.8 15 / 106 TIE 30 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 750
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 3
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.5
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-9.8
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 46 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 61 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 15 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 155 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 162 / 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 1896 has a comparatively low mintage and it is a scarce coin in all grades. Most known specimens are in the higher grades, EF or AU, but strictly uncirculated examples are not at all common. As a date, the 1896 is the rarest Liberty Head Half Eagle from the Philadelphia Mint after 1890, although it is not as rare in choice mint state as the 1891.