1898-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
8397
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
1,397,400
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 2,000 R-4.6 71 / 106 TIE 183 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 61 / 106 TIE 162 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 32 / 106 TIE 48 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 400
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.2
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 71 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 61 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 32 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 183 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 162 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 48 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3297, $58,888.65

1 MS68 PCGS grade

Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:597, $13,200

3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 estimated grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade PCGS #8397 (MS)     66
7 MS65+ PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
8 MS65 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3297, $58,888.65

#1 MS68 PCGS grade

Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:597, $13,200

#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 estimated grade
#5 MS66 PCGS grade
PCGS #8397 (MS)     66 #5 MS66 PCGS grade
#7 MS65+ PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
#8 MS65 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1898-S is not a particularly scarce date but it does not belong in the "common date gold" category either. Choice uncirculated specimens are quite difficult to obtain.