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: $313.45 (7/31/2014)
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
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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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8/9/2014 VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8568


Auction Prices Realized

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8/30/2000 PCGS XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1352, 1352/Lot# 1595 $474.75
7/9/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1556 $1,265.00
9/8/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29093, 29093/Lot# 24279 $1,322.50
2/26/2012 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131210/Lot# 28263 $532.45
4/24/2013 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1184/Lot# 9292 $646.25
8/11/2013 NGC VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 764, 773/Lot# 764 $500.00
2/27/2014 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 8359 $558.13
5/4/2014 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/04/2014, 169/Lot# 189467 $797.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111674106617762268285431723579381742905367719884281540723111351385409411
1112258041302194024632960330736583974464959777608107541797527120414565409410
000000194024632960330736583974464959777608107541797527120414565409400
000000210426583066344337374132500865878018130802054331129477755409400
1856 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 3817
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 3579
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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