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

1886 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS65

PCGS MS64+

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
8369
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
388,360
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$21,850 • PCGS MS66 • 2-13-2008 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 1,500 R-4.8 66 / 106 TIE 178 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 250 R-6.6 57 / 106 TIE 158 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 5 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  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1466, not sold

Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
2 MS65 PCGS grade  
4 MS65 estimated grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  

American Numismatic Rarities 8/2006:1466, not sold

5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  
5 MS64 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The 1886 is considerably more dfficult to obtain than the common dates of the series and choice uncirculated examples are very scarce.