Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,710,630
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 (4/18/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1899 $5 MS obverse 1899 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

It is curious that most numismatists would consider this a 'common' coin, although one not commonly found in Gem condition. But, despite the fact that the 1899 was coined to the extent of more than 1.7 million pieces, NGC has graded fewer Gem examples of this issue than the 1898 or the 1900--coins with considerably smaller mintages. A possible explanation is that many collectors chose to save the 1900 coins, since they represented the turn of the century (except to purists), rather than the 1899 issue.

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Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1899 $5 MS
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Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 550 565 650 665 765 1075 3050 6750 25000 - - -
$ 500 515 525 575 600 615 700 715 835 1600 3500 7750 27500 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 12416
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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4/30/1993 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Santa Clara Bullet #103, 103/Lot# 590 $2,530.00
5/14/2000 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1307, 1307/Lot# 1561 $949.50
11/15/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 6511 $1,552.50
5/29/2011 NGC MS 66   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1520 $4,600.00
1/22/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131205/Lot# 26620 $431.25
6/12/2012 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3293, 3293/Lot# 1387 $2,207.00
8/28/2012 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3337, 3337/Lot# 1213 $541.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5206 $3,172.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $5 MS
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1899 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2789
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1568
Owner: Zakmar
 
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