Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 293,900
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $295.02 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 S $5 MS obverse 1888 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1888 S $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 485 510 650 1250 1450 2150 5500 - - - - - - -
$ 455 465 500 525 675 1350 1650 2750 6750 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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12/11/2004 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #64123, 64123/Lot# 23942 $196.65
12/10/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66123, 66123/Lot# 23612 $503.70
7/25/2007 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2399, 2399/Lot# 1881 $448.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4691 $1,322.50
7/14/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 265, 271/Lot# 1187 $483.00
10/2/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131141/Lot# 26066 $517.50
3/3/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/03/2013, 64/Lot# 103038 $605.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 S $5 MS
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Base2512923333814314897098911149129614921609170720873009462467951013615332173841963322091
264305349397450562769977119813611531164118332394354753477908118681601618133204520
00000076997711981361153116411833239435475347790811868160161813300
000000830106312471426157016741960270140856071902213600167001888300
1888 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1707
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1492
Owner: Thornton
 
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