1905-S $5 (Regular Strike)

Series: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908

PCGS MS65+

PCGS MS65+

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
8412
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Weight:
8.36 grams
Mintage:
880,700
Mint:
San Francisco
Metal:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Die 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 250 R-6.6 57 / 106 TIE 158 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 25 / 106 TIE 40 / 218 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 2,000
60 or Better 250
65 or Better 6
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-4.6
60 or Better R-6.6
65 or Better R-9.7
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 71 / 106 TIE
60 or Better 57 / 106 TIE
65 or Better 25 / 106 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 183 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 158 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 40 / 218 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 PCGS grade
2 MS66 estimated grade
5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2013:7260, $7,637.50

5 MS65 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
7 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 PCGS grade
#2 MS66 estimated grade
#5 MS65 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2013:7260, $7,637.50

#5 MS65 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
#7 MS64 PCGS grade
David Akers (1975/88):

The relative lack of availability of the 1905-S in AU and Unc. in my survey may come as a surprise to many collectors. After all, the mintage is high. However, the auction data correctly shows that the 1905-S is moderately scarce in any condition and quite rare better than EF. I have only seen about the same number of nice examples of this date that I have of the 1904-S which is odd considering the wide disparity in the mintages of the two dates. Why this date is scarce in high grade I don't know, but in my opinion, it is underrated and underpriced at the present time in full mint state, and is comparable in rarity (above EF) to the 1900-S.