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

1889 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS61
PCGS #:
8374
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
7,520
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$40,250 • PCGS MS67 • 6-1-2008 • Bowers & Merena
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 400 R-6.2 38 / 106 TIE 123 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 40 R-8.7 35 / 106 TIE 131 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 2 R-9.9 7 / 106 TIE 18 / 218 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  
8 MS62 PCGS grade  
8 MS62 PCGS grade  
8 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1889 is very scarce in all grades but it is not as rare as the low mintage might lead one to believe. Most known specimens have proof-like or partially proof-like surfaces and are fairly high grade, EF or AU being typical. Strictly uncirculated examples are occasionally available but choice or gem quality pieces are very rare.