Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 83
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.99 (8/23/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 $5 PF obverse 1897 $5 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

While the business strike 1897 is among the more common issues in the Liberty half eagle series, the similarly dated proof is a rare coin that is equally as difficult to locate as the proof 1895.

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1897 $5 PF
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1897 $5 PF Cameo
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1897 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 23
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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9/10/2014 PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 3035/Lot# 31432


Auction Prices Realized

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8/11/2011 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(5), 1158/Lot# 7567 $40,250.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4918 $63,250.00
1/3/2012 NGC PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4917 $13,800.00
3/6/2012 NGC PF 58   Cameo Heritage Auctions Monthly World Coin Auction Session(1), 231214/Lot# 61340 $299.00
6/4/2014 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4844 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $5 PF
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1897 $5 PF Cameo
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1897 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base1111111133654241518756875994111791090079723111
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0000001224339494871552058915994115273864194849723100
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