Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 880,700
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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1905 S $5 MS obverse 1905 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This is a surprisingly rare coin in Gem quality, a true condition rarity. Although 880,700 of these coins were originally minted, the number of Gem and finer examples is in the single digits!

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1905 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 600 625 725 1050 1825 3100 10000 18500 38000 - - -
$ 500 515 525 575 675 700 800 1250 2050 3750 12500 20500 42500 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 895
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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4/22/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20740
4/27/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11048


Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
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8/4/2001 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Bullet Sale #268, 268/Lot# 1461 $506.00
4/11/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #34, 38/Lot# 800 $253.00
8/12/2007 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2406, 2406/Lot# 2159 $700.00
4/2/2008 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2511, 2511/Lot# 1934 $3,696.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8095 $505.25
10/27/2013 PCGS VF 35   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 141746 $346.50
1/26/2014 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg January 26-28, 2014 January Pre-Long Beach Sale 17.5% BP, 78/Lot# 1810 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1905 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2653043483984504895445977097778749331028136317992885443159078708130281975730345
2783183644154635075616347318098939641139150821613400492368401014815271232860
000000561634731809893964113915082161340049236840101481527100
000000579671754841913996125116532523391554157774115881751400
1905 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111113786407568299309931092144218953021461763159362140792145633102
1111112646567878086295110261208159322703553518373301093416538253380
0000004656787808629511026120815932270355351837330109341653800
0000005527178048969721059132517442645408557498346125061899700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4431
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2885
Owner: darktone
 
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