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: $313.36 (4/19/2014)
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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Price Guide

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1872 $5 MS
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Base $ 600 700 800 1125 2050 2050 3340 4500 5500 7700 12000 13000 16500 24000 33000 - - - - - -
$ 2250 3600 4900 6000 8400 13250 14500 18000 26000 36500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6462


Auction Prices Realized

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5/6/1994 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 St. Louis Bullet Sale #119, 119/Lot# 481 $19,250.00
2/22/2001 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248, 248/Lot# 6938 $4,140.00
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1148 $12,075.00
10/13/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 10085 $948.75
1/14/2014 NGC XF 40   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 January 14 - 16 Selections Fom the Eric P. Newman Collection Part III Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 3029/Lot# 30395 $329.00
2/27/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(4), 1203/Lot# 5302 $2,115.00


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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