Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 31,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 S $5 MS obverse 1869 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Most extant 1869-S Fives grade no finer than VF.

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Price Guide

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1869 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 585 635 665 875 1750 1750 3600 4750 6450 10500 19500 22500 - - - - - - - - -
$ 1900 4000 5100 6900 11500 21500 25000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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4/27/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6453


Auction Prices Realized

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3/4/1996 PCGS VF 20   Teletrade Auction 0820, 820/Lot# 843 $337.60
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1477 $16,100.00
9/9/2009 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 1594 $5,462.50
6/1/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4645 $1,265.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9436 $3,220.00
7/12/2012 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4887 $1,322.50
9/23/2012 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131240/Lot# 27365 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S $5 MS
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Base600672752838933194930273747480753476016640070771429423846399116699473018794348625893507101198
62469878086912712308326741004987557061446625948217478292014893869002751568170888674960700
00000032674100498755706144662594821747829201489386900275156817088867400
000000350744535167579362726851118882066234556579667101077295839839109000
1869 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 3747
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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