Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,734
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.07 (4/24/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 $5 MS obverse 1859 $5 MS reverse


  
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1859 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 89
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6426


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11/12/1993 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions St. Louis Bullet #110, 110/Lot# 684 $401.50
4/8/1994 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 792 $1,485.00
5/6/1994 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1994 St. Louis Bullet Sale #119, 119/Lot# 474 $1,375.00
9/15/2003 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1138 $517.50
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2258 $776.25
1/2/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2988, 2988/Lot# 2146 $862.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3863 $460.00
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4865 $4,112.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $5 MS
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1859 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3624
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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