Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 633,420
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.21 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1898 $5 MS obverse 1898 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1898 five dollar, with a mintage of 633,420 business strikes, is available in most grades. Near-Gem examples are scarce, however, and higher-grade coins are quite challenging.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1898 $5 MS
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Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 550 565 650 675 1075 2150 7200 - - - - -
$ 500 515 525 575 600 615 700 725 1200 2400 8000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2326
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11029


Auction Prices Realized

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5/27/2001 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1441, 1441/Lot# 1249 $659.38
7/22/2003 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23075, 23075/Lot# 13839 $230.00
12/12/2005 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 1390 $4,025.00
12/12/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 December Dallas Signature Auction #398, 398/Lot# 1388 $718.75
4/23/2007 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1644 $195.50
2/15/2010 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3805 $808.45
5/22/2011 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 3070, 3070/Lot# 2545 $460.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1626 $690.00
3/4/2012 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/04/2012, 10/Lot# 39382 $479.60


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $5 MS
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Base2372753143604094374504634875025245395757601258184336014817641296471470822699
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0000004584794975165345636981092164830154411588085681302100
1898 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6412
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 865
Owner: Kamakazy
 
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