Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 377,505
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $292.22 (10/1/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1851 $5 MS obverse 1851 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

According to David Akers (1979), this P-mint issue is considerably scarcer than its mintage figure of 377,505 pieces might suggest. Although not as difficult as either the 1849 or the 1850, the 1851 is more difficult to locate than any of the P-mint issues struck between 1843 and 1847. In Mint State, this issue is elusive in all grades and.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1851 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 575 625 675 725 1150 2300 2625 4000 9500 27000 65000 - - - - -
$ 600 650 700 750 1375 2500 2900 5200 11000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 358
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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10/13/2014 AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(6), 1210/Lot# 8955


Auction Prices Realized

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8/23/1999 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1202, 1202/Lot# 1936 $316.50
2/21/2002 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Signature Sale #284, 284/Lot# 6793 $460.00
5/27/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1987 $603.75
7/15/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62290 $825.00
11/29/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10757 $705.00
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2524 $3,055.00
8/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8555 $499.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1851 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base986109211441206123912561264127119092229262728542916344749797818103291186913572154511751519776
102111091164121712441258126614832015236127022874309339575925865510842124361419816139182680
00000012661483201523612702287430933957592586551084212436141981613900
00000012681696212224942778289532704468687194921135513004148241682700
1851 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1589168617871894200330683305352252356002690474037928106771120211747123111680125851402366328765236
162117191822193023583147337740935490630270707578884410852113831193513807198173064647919639360
00000033774093549063027070757888441085211383119351380719817306464791900
00000034494664574666037236775397601102711565121231530422834354415560300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2916
Owner: Coin Maven
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1447
Owner: Durham Collection
 
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