Feedback

X

Leave Comment

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

1894-S $5 (Regular Strike)

View All Coin Images

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
8389
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
55,900
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$176,250 • NGC MS69 • 1-8-2014 • Heritage
Go To Grade
  • 12
  • 15
  • 20
  • 25
  • 30
  • 35
  • 40
  • 45
  • 45+
  • 50
  • 50+
  • 53
  • 53+
  • 55
  • 55+
  • 58
  • 58+
  • 60
  • 61
  • 62
  • 62+
  • 63
  • 63+
  • 64
  • 68
  • 69
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
Grades Survival
Estimate 
Numismatic
Rarity 
Relative Rarity
By Type 
Relative Rarity
By Series 
All Grades 500 R-6.0 41 / 106 TIE 136 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 20 R-9.1 30 / 106 TIE 116 / 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 MS68 estimated grade  

Acquired at face value directly from the San Francisco, 11/1894 - John H. Clapp Collection - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:589, $19,800 - Marty Haber - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:845, $115,000 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1905, $264,000 - Heritage 1/2014:5459, $176,250

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 estimated grade  

Acquired at face value directly from the San Francisco, 11/1894 - John H. Clapp Collection - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:589, $19,800 - Marty Haber - David Akers “Auction ‘88” 7/1988:845, $115,000 - David Akers “Auction '90” 8/1990:1905, $264,000 - Heritage 1/2014:5459, $176,250

2 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS64 estimated grade  
4 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS63 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade  
5 MS62 PCGS grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1894-S is one of the most underrated and undervalued dates in the entire series. It is not often available in any grade and when offered for sale, the typical specimen is invariably only VF or EF. In AU, the 1894-S is very rare and strictly uncirculated examples are extremely rare. I have never seen a really choice 1894-S and I have only seen a few that were legitimately mint state.