1896-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS #:
8393
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
155,400
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 1,000 R-5.0 56 / 106 TIE 167 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 75 R-8.2 40 / 106 TIE 137 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 R-10.0 1 / 106 TIE 1 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,000
60 or Better 75
65 or Better 1
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-5.0
60 or Better R-8.2
65 or Better R-10.0
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 56 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 40 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 167 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 137 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade PCGS #8393 (MS)     64
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS65 PCGS grade
PCGS #8393 (MS)     64 #3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88): The 1896-S is a very scarce date in all grades and is rare in AU or better condition. Mint state specimens are far more rare then most people realize and choice or gem examples are almost impossible to obtain. This date appeared in my survey exactly the same number of times as the 1894-S and 1895-S, that is to say, not very often, but in my opinion it is not quite as rare a date as the 1894-S and 1895-S although it is very nearly their equal in grades above EF. This date, like the other S Mint Half Eagles from 1894-1897, is very underrated.