Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 340,330
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.99 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1844 $5 MS obverse 1844 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1844 is a reasonably available P-mint half eagle that is occasionally even available in Select condition.

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1844 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 500 525 550 575 600 600 650 700 735 925 1950 2450 4150 8500 21000 - - - - - -
$ 625 675 725 775 1050 2100 2750 4650 9900 26000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 296
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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9/6/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8619


Auction Prices Realized

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6/4/1995 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 5880 $1,375.00
6/23/1999 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1178, 1178/Lot# 1988 $295.40
7/1/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23072, 23072/Lot# 12071 $470.35
4/24/2006 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 84, 89/Lot# 1107 $356.50
9/6/2009 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3382 $1,725.00
12/2/2010 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8803 $575.00
2/28/2012 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7503 $460.00
5/18/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 176004 $574.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1844 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1103117711851239126412881298130916741878214423022579351048027543106691656025979411584257844034
112711791203124712721291130114301742196621962394288939405715858512632196993103841631430630
00000013011430174219662196239428893940571585851263219699310384163100
00000013051552181020552249248631994371662996271459622839360984210400
1844 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1182124712551312133713621373138417641976225224172704366750007818110261705226666421234356745048
120312491274132013451365137615101834206823072512302541115939888713034202563181842604440600
00000013761510183420682307251230254111593988871303420256318184260400
00000013801637190521602362260833464555687899561504323461369704308500
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 4802
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 3510
Owner: tommy44
 
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