Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,648,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $316.62 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 S $5 MS obverse 1901 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A relatively common coin in grades up to an including the MS65 level, the 1901-S is often used to represent the With Motto Liberty Half Eagle as a type coin. In MS66 and MS67, however, the '01-S is rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1901 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 625 775 1100 2850 6750 25000 - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 615 700 825 1650 3400 9500 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7448
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9437
8/9/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 9436


Auction Prices Realized

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5/8/2001 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21053, 21053/Lot# 3562 $290.00
5/7/2003 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1721, 1721/Lot# 1801 $143.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2289 $776.25
9/3/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #65092, 65092/Lot# 23749 $1,610.00
10/23/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 110, 115/Lot# 2139 $350.75
6/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3701 $511.75
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1251 $702.00
10/6/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 116781 $375.10
3/23/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 178745 $363.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527863639556374861116616887
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419323070428062048712130730
00000045446948650151954363689312741932307042806204871200
000000458475490508523559698102613892359335449216845993900
1901 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929193800578384251281619738
1111195356506523538555581680950134920323212446166639888151230
00000035650652353855558168095013492032321244616663988800
0000004285125275445605987451089146924753506512275441135200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3525
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3281
Owner: Summer97
 
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