Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 55,900
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $315.68 (7/23/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 S $5 MS obverse 1894 S $5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

For whatever reason, the S-Mint half eagles from the mid 1890s are scarce dates, especially the 1894-S and 1895-S issues. In this particular instance, just 55,900 examples were coined, and survivors in full Mint State grades are rare.

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1894 S $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 450 525 525 650 700 1050 1450 2800 3350 5250 9600 18000 - - - - - -
$ 550 675 750 1250 1600 3100 3500 6250 10500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 217
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 69


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8/9/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8636


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1/12/1998 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1014, 1014/Lot# 1877 $2,004.50
8/22/2001 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1475, 1475/Lot# 1843 $242.65
11/7/2003 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7544 $510.00
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2519 $3,450.00
4/18/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #35, 39/Lot# 869 $575.00
5/27/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 8900 $661.25
1/8/2014 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6769 $1,880.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S $5 MS
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Base348398450510575949113412961766201723382525264329364630592294101387220750314663493338675
3644154705316991010118814521849212424002564274035005060708410897161642432232621361800
00000011881452184921242400256427403500506070841089716164243223262100
00000012421609193322312462260328384065549182471238418457278943377700
1894 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2936
Owner: Summer97
 
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