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

1891 $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64
PCGS #:
8377
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
61,360
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$14,950 • NGC MS65 • 8-11-2010 • Heritage
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Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
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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 225 R-6.7 54 / 106 TIE 155 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 106 1 / 218
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David Akers (1975/88): The 1891 is a scarce date in all grades, not as rare, of course, as the lower mintage 1888, 1889, or 1890, but more rare than any of the Philadelphia Mint Half Eagles that follow, except the 1896 and the 1929 Indian Head. The typical 1891 is EF or AU but strictly uncirculated examples are rare and are less often available than the proofs of this date, which for some unknown reason, have a higher survival ratio than other proofs of this period.