Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 105,100
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $324.22 (7/10/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 S $5 MS obverse 1856 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1856 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 625 675 700 750 925 925 1275 1500 2300 4500 7500 9000 18500 - 50000 - - - - - -
$ 1050 1375 1700 2550 5150 8250 10000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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2/2/1996 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions February 1996 Long Beach Bullet Sale #150, 150/Lot# 647 $467.50
11/6/2011 PCGS AG 3   Teletrade Auction 3167, 3167/Lot# 3510 $475.00
2/5/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131207/Lot# 21573 $446.20
5/30/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5021 $6,325.00
6/24/2012 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58396 $429.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5795 $3,818.75
9/25/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5178 $830.73
3/9/2014 PCGS VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 794, 803/Lot# 653 $720.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111674106617762268285431723579381742905367719884281540723111351385409411
1112258041302194024632960330736583974464959777608107541797527120414565409410
000000194024632960330736583974464959777608107541797527120414565409400
000000210426583066344337374132500865878018130802054331129477755409400
1856 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3817
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3579
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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