Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 98,188
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $296.62 (9/19/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 $5 MS obverse 1857 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite the adequate mintage of 98,180 pieces, these were not saved in quantity at the time of issue, and hence very few Choice coins are known today.

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1857 $5 MS
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Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 575 625 675 750 1100 2100 2550 3850 8600 18750 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 264
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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Price
11/22/1996 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1996 Santa Clara Bullet Sale #164, 164/Lot# 516 $935.00
5/25/2002 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22062, 22062/Lot# 13424 $287.50
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2257 $5,462.50
1/21/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 214, 220/Lot# 1350 $402.50
4/16/2008 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2008 April Rosemont, IL (CSNS) Signature Coin Auction #1104, 1104/Lot# 3470 $1,725.00
3/28/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 10501 $503.70
12/22/2010 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2983, 2983/Lot# 1952 $517.50
7/26/2012 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 432 $1,554.80


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 $5 MS
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1857 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 6089
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 4739
Owner: BillJones
 
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