Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 305,770
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $315.20 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1853 $5 MS obverse 1853 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

As noted by Garrett and Guth in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, for the 1853 half eagle issue, though circulated coins are fairly common, 'Mint State examples are scarce, and most of the coins are in the lower grade ranges, usually MS-61 or MS-62. Choice examples are seldom seen or offered for sale.?

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1853 $5 MS
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Base $ 550 575 625 645 665 665 685 710 735 950 1750 1900 2950 8750 18000 - - - - - -
$ 725 735 765 790 1050 1930 2150 3250 9500 20000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 446
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Price
11/1/1996 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1996 Annual Silver Dollar Bullet Sale #158, 158/Lot# 563 $1,870.00
3/17/1997 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0928, 928/Lot# 1742 $3,165.00
10/6/2000 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2000 October Long Beach Sale #238, 238/Lot# 7597 $2,185.00
12/2/2001 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1512, 1512/Lot# 1513 $336.00
1/29/2005 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65021, 65021/Lot# 24488 $231.15
9/23/2007 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3289 $603.75
4/22/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL US Coin Final Session #1105, 1105/Lot# 9339 $575.00
6/19/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 258, 264/Lot# 5965 $368.00
6/14/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9476 $546.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $5 MS
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1853 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1625
Owner: tom7422
 
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