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

1908 $5 Liberty (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+
PCGS #:
8418
Diameter:
21.65 millimeters
Designer:
Christian Gobrecht
Weight:
8.24 grams
Edge:
Reeded
Mintage:
421,874
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$51,406 • PCGS MS68 • 4-23-2014 • 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 10,000 R-3.0 97 / 106 TIE 209 / 218 TIE
60 or Better 6,000 R-3.8 93 / 106 194 / 218
65 or Better 225 R-6.7 60 / 106 77 / 218
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade
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3 MS67 PCGS grade
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Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
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3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 PCGS grade  
3 MS67 estimated grade  
David Akers (1975/88): The 1908 Liberty Head is the last year of this long lived type and is one of the most common dates of the Half Eagle series. Many choice and gem quality examples are available. No proofs were struck of this type in 1908.