Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,660
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.24 (8/29/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 $5 MS obverse 1872 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of only 1,660 pieces it is not surprising that the 1872 five is a rare coin in all grades. A small number of Uncirculated pieces turned up in 1958.

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1872 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 26
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/6/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 St. Louis Bullet Sale #119, 119/Lot# 481 $19,250.00
7/26/1994 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Bullet Sale #121, 121/Lot# 545 $3,300.00
6/4/1995 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Sale #137, 137/Lot# 5889 $18,700.00
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2074 $3,680.00
1/15/2013 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2013 January 15 - 16 NYINC World Coin Non-Floor Session - Dallas Session(1), 3022/Lot# 26497 $1,292.50
2/7/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4867 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $5 MS
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1872 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4822
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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