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

1878 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63
PCGS #:
8345
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
131,720
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$19,550 • PCGS MS66 • 11-13-1998 • 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 1,100 R-4.9 61 / 106 TIE 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 150 R-7.5 47 / 106 TIE 147 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 6 R-9.7 25 / 106 TIE 40 / 218 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 PCGS grade  
3 MS65 estimated grade  
7 MS64+ PCGS grade
8 MS64+ PCGS grade  
8 MS64+ PCGS grade  
8 MS64+ PCGS grade  

David Hall:  

 


David Akers (1975/88): The 1878 is relatively common in the lower drades and is only moderately scarce in strictly uncirculated condition. Gems, however, are seldom seen.