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

1843 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
8213
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
611,205
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$25,300 • NGC MS65 • 9-8-2009 • Ira & Larry Goldberg
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 350 R-6.3 83 / 112 TIE 120 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 25 R-9.0 89 / 112 TIE 120 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 112 1 / 218
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 estimated grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The 1843 is the second most common date of the 1840's after the 1847. it is readily available in the lower grades and uncirculated specimens are also relatively common. Gem quality pieces are quite rare, however.