Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 260,775
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.07 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1848 $5 MS obverse 1848 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

More than 260,000 pieces were struck of the 1848-P, but this issue is much scarcer than the mintage would suggest. It is also a conditional scarcity with pieces above XF seldomly encountered, indicating that most of the mintage was dropped into circulation and stayed there.

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Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1848 $5 MS
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Base $ 550 575 625 645 665 665 685 710 735 1000 1800 2350 4100 10500 29000 53000 - - - - -
$ 725 735 765 790 1100 2000 2575 4500 11500 32500 58000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 295
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/7/2000 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 #232, 232/Lot# 7239 $776.25
8/11/2010 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 August Boston, MA Signature & Platinum Night ANA Coin Auction #1143, 1143/Lot# 5947 $3,220.00
8/2/2011 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 3112, 3112/Lot# 1182 $504.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1521 $483.00
4/24/2013 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9290 $381.88
5/12/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 115062 $610.50
8/30/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4895 $783.73


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1103117711851239126412881298130916741878214423022648330752248231110871727027184431974466846176
112711791203124712721291130114301742196621962417286739466226918313148205743252143687451700
00000013011430174219662196241728673946622691831314820574325214368700
000000130515521810205522492532308745857228101351520923879378594417700
1848 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1170124712551312133713621373138417641976225224172776345754358525114531777827894441964569247226
119512491274132013451365137615101834206823072536300341166465950113561211503332844694462030
00000013761510183420682307253630034116646595011356121150333284469400
000000138016371905216023622656323047757495104771566924522387624519300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2648
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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