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

1898-S $5 (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65
PCGS #:
8397
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
1,397,400
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$81,600 • PCGS MS68 • 3-2-2006 • 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 2,000 R-4.6 71 / 106 TIE 183 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 400 R-6.2 61 / 106 TIE 162 / 218 TIE
65 or Better 10 R-9.5 32 / 106 TIE 48 / 218 TIE
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3297, $58,888.65

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:597, $13,200

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 estimated grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3297, $58,888.65

1 MS68 PCGS grade  

Clapp Collection, sold intact in 1942 - Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 10/1982:597, $13,200

3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 estimated grade  
5 MS66 PCGS grade
5 MS66 PCGS grade
7 MS65+ PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade  
8 MS65 PCGS grade  

David Akers (1975/88): The 1898-S is not a particularly scarce date but it does not belong in the "common date gold" category either. Choice uncirculated specimens are quite difficult to obtain.