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

1884-S $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
8366
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
177,000
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$17,250 • NGC MS65 • 9-21-2005 • Heritage
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,250 R-4.9 61 / 106 TIE 172 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 57 / 106 TIE 158 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64+ PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS64+ PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The 1884-S is moderately scarce in all grades and is very difficult to locate in strictly uncirculated condition. It is not as rare as the lower mintage 1883-S but it is a little more rare than the 1884.