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: $311.91 (8/28/2014)
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: 148
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/2/1994 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions February 1994 Long Beach Bullet Sale #113, 113/Lot# 585 $5,060.00
9/21/1996 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Sale #162, 162/Lot# 6592 $2,200.00
4/30/2000 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1301, 1301/Lot# 1609 $923.13
1/8/2003 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 8604 $1,322.50
9/27/2007 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 3427 $2,645.00
9/17/2008 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3702 $5,462.50
12/22/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 156043 $950.00
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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