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SERIES: Liberty Head $5 1839-1908
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1840 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
8194
Diameter:
22.50 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
137,382
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$44,850 • NGC MS66 • 8-16-2006 • Bowers & Merena
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 275 R-6.5 71 / 112 TIE 107 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 15 R-9.3 77 / 112 TIE 106 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 12 / 112 TIE 18 / 218 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
1 MS65 estimated grade  
3 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
7 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1840 is rare and underrated in all grades, much like the 1839 to which it compares very favorably with respect to overall rarity. Most available specimens are in the VF to EF range and strictly uncirculated examples are very rare. Even strictly graded AU coins are seldom available. Varieties are known with broad mill border and with narrow mill.