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1899-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS #:
8399
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.24 grams
Mintage:
1,545,000
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 2,500 R-4.5 73 / 106 TIE 185 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 66 / 106 167 / 218
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 32 / 106 TIE 48 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,500
60 or Better 650
65 or Better 10
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.5
60 or Better R-5.7
65 or Better R-9.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 73 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 66 / 106
65 or Better 32 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 185 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 167 / 218
65 or Better 48 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  PCGS #8399 (MS)     68

San Francisco Mint, 12/1899, at face value - John M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:599 - Atherton Family Collection - Heritage 1/2010:2191, $103,500

2 MS66 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
3 MS65 estimated grade
 PCGS #8399 (MS)     68 #1 MS68 PCGS grade

San Francisco Mint, 12/1899, at face value - John M. Clapp - John H. Clapp - Clapp Estate, 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:599 - Atherton Family Collection - Heritage 1/2010:2191, $103,500

#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The 1899-S is similar in rarity to the 1898-S. It is not particularly scarce as a date but it is not common either, at least not in choice uncirculated condition.