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: $313.36 (4/17/2014)
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: 9/20/2013

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1901 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 550 565 650 665 765 1125 2800 6450 26000 - - -
$ 500 515 525 575 600 615 700 715 835 1400 3100 7650 32000 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7396
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 1204/Lot# 5206
4/27/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 12094
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11040
4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11038


Auction Prices Realized

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1/26/2000 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1263, 1263/Lot# 1922 $147.70
8/7/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 1207 $322.00
10/23/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131144/Lot# 20745 $517.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1645 $661.25
5/6/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131220/Lot# 27243 $690.00
1/1/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14687 $740.25
8/18/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/18/2013, 88/Lot# 116758 $385.00


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: 3639
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 66
Points: 3525
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
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