Feedback

X

Leave Comment

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

1857 $5 (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU55
PCGS #:
8271
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
98,188
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$16,100 • PCGS MS64 • 11-3-2005 • Heritage
Go To Grade
  • 3
  • 4
  • 6
  • 8
  • 10
  • 12
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 45+
  • 50
  • 50+
  • 53
  • 53+
  • 55
  • 55+
  • 58
  • 58+
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 62+
  • 63
  • 63+
  • 64
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 30 R-8.9 93 / 112 126 / 218
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

Summer97 Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 9/2009:3393, $13,225

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade

Summer97 Collection

1 MS64 PCGS grade  

Goldbergs 9/2009:3393, $13,225

1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 estimated grade  

National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

6 MS63 PCGS grade

Goldbergs 2/2005:2257, $5,463

6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
6 MS63 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1857 is a very scarce coin in all any condition and it is less often seen than some of the more popular mint marked coins of the 1840's and 1850's. Although strictly uncirculated coins are occasionally available they are rare and gem quality coins are extremely rare.