1897-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS #:
8395
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
354,000
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 1,250 R-4.9 61 / 106 TIE 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 65 R-8.3 39 / 106 136 / 218
65 or Better 8 R-9.6 30 / 106 TIE 46 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 1,250
60 or Better 65
65 or Better 8
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.9
60 or Better R-8.3
65 or Better R-9.6
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 61 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 39 / 106
65 or Better 30 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 136 / 218
65 or Better 46 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 estimated grade
2 MS67+ PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS66 estimated grade
8 MS65 estimated grade
8 MS65 estimated grade
#1 MS68 estimated grade
#2 MS67+ PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS66 estimated grade
#8 MS65 estimated grade
#8 MS65 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1897-S is another uderrated Half Eagle from the San Francisco Mint, just like the three dates immediately peceding it, the 1894-S, 1895-S and 1896-S. It is not quite as rare overall as the other three but it is just about as rare in full mint state. Choice or gem quality coins are very rare.