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

1854 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
8256
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
160,675
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$28,600 • BU • 10-1-1994 • Stack's
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 325 R-6.3 83 / 112 TIE 120 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 97 / 112 131 / 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  
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 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  
4 MS63 PCGS grade
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
10 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): This date is even more rare than the 1851 and 1853 (and far more rare than the 1843, 1847, 1852 or 1861) making its "common date" status in some price guides misleading to say the least. The 1854, when available at all, is almost always just VF or EF. Strictly uncirculated examples and even accurately graded AU's are very rare. Choice or gem quality mint state pieces are virtually non-existent.