Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,763
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/21/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 $5 MS obverse 1860 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Unlike the next year's production from Philadelphia, the 1860-P is a very scarce item. Most of the surviving mintage of 19,825 pieces are VF or XF, and AU coins are quite elusive. Mint State examples are very rare.

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1860 $5 MS
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Base $ 550 575 625 645 900 900 1050 1250 1600 2450 3200 5750 11000 15500 28000 51000 - - - - -
$ 1000 1150 1350 1800 2650 3550 6750 12000 17000 30000 56000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 107
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/4/1995 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 5887 $2,640.00
3/13/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 848 $379.80
5/4/2005 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8640 $2,185.00
5/15/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 1409 $1,610.00
12/19/2010 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210124/Lot# 26383 $373.75
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3864 $977.50
2/27/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5297 $1,538.08


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $5 MS
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1860 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 4141
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2797
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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