Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $298.75 (9/17/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1880 $5 PF obverse 1880 $5 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

Unlike the business strike half eagles from 1880, proofs are of the highest order of rarity. Only 36 pieces were originally produced and it is estimated that fewer than ten examples are extant today in the proof format. Twenty-one years ago, David Akers wrote of the proof 1880, '...very rare, more so than any of the dates that follow. They have also appeared at auction less often than any date after 1859 except for the extremely rare and underrated 1861, 1870, 1871, and 1874.' And those words are still true today.

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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1880 $5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 5
Low Grade: 65
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67


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10/7/1995 PCGS PF 61   Heritage Auctions 1995 October Long Beach Signature Sale #144, 144/Lot# 6228 $5,060.00
1/4/2001 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2001 F.U.N. Signature Sale #244, 244/Lot# 8239 $14,950.00
11/7/2003 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7594 $18,400.00
9/21/2005 PCGS PF 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 4684 $10,350.00
11/29/2012 PCGS PF 62   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 5028 $11,162.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $5 PF
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1880 $5 PF Cameo
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1880 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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