1897 $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS66+

PCGS MS66+

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PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
8394
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
867,800
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 5,000 R-4.0 85 / 106 TIE 197 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 2,000 R-4.6 79 / 106 TIE 180 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 15 R-9.3 39 / 106 TIE 56 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 5,000
60 or Better 2,000
65 or Better 15
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.0
60 or Better R-4.6
65 or Better R-9.3
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 85 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 79 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 39 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 197 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 180 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 56 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2010:5379, $13,800

1 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade PCGS #8394 (MS)     65+
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
3 MS65+ PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
6 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS66 PCGS grade

Heritage 9/2010:5379, $13,800

#1 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #8394 (MS)     65+ #3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#3 MS65+ PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
#6 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1897 is one of the common dates of the series and is readily available in any condition short of superb. (All U.S. gold coins, even the most common dates, are rare in superb, nearly perfect condition.)