Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 64,491
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $324.05 (7/13/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1850 $5 MS obverse 1850 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-P is surprisingly difficult for a P-mint No Motto Half Eagle, and is, in fact, scarcer than several of the mintmarked issues from this era. It is also quite elusive in AU or better condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1850 $5 MS
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Base $ 550 575 625 675 750 750 975 1175 1300 1750 3600 4750 6600 16500 - - - - - - -
$ 800 1025 1250 1500 2400 4000 5250 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 135
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/4/1995 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1995 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #128, 128/Lot# 493 $3,080.00
5/19/1995 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1995 May New Jersey Bullet Sale #135, 135/Lot# 461 $907.50
6/2/1995 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #136, 136/Lot# 472 $990.00
6/5/2002 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2002 June Long Beach Signature Sale #292, 292/Lot# 6691 $833.75
5/19/2004 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1885, 1885/Lot# 1791 $825.00
7/18/2011 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3103, 3103/Lot# 1837 $977.50
6/29/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 201225 $850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1041111111851239128813091480163424622866335936394169509167377651104011688925391386835966261529
106411351203125512951366153119102596303034523815447656397041856712563197232982145676602840
00000015311910259630303452381544765639704185671256319723298214567600
00000015822186273131943545399247836188734694841472622557342525266900
1850 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1104117812551312136213841563172425833001351138004347529769917930107511738926066396046093062826
112812031274132813691443161620102722317136073982466358617304887012963202813057846712615620
00000016162010272231713607398246635861730488701296320281305784671200
00000016702296286133413703416449806426761798101517623173350915382100
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2866
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 655
Owner: opanico
 
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