Description and Analysis

Liberty Head $5
1877 $5 MS

Description & Analysis

The 1877 $5 gold half eagle is an extreme rarity in all grades. Only 1,132 pieces were originally struck at a time when there were few collectors who collected business strikes. Therefore, the survival rate is quite low. Only a single piece has been graded by NGC in mint state, and it's only an MS60. As for the proofs, while only 20 were struck, a higher percentage of those have survived until today. Still. NGC has certified a mere three proof examples. (12/2016)