Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 573,901
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 $5 MS obverse 1852 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1852 half eagle is surprisingly scarce in the higher Mint State grades for an issue that saw an emission of considerably more than half a million pieces. According to the Garrett-Guth Gold Encyclopedia, the average grade of certified survivors is 'AU54.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1852 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 575 625 645 665 665 685 710 735 850 1500 1900 3175 7250 14750 - - - - - -
$ 725 735 765 790 950 1650 2100 3500 8000 16000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 613
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10939
4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10940


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
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Price
12/11/2004 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #64123, 64123/Lot# 23928 $189.75
4/24/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 84, 89/Lot# 1110 $552.00
2/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2385 $920.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1525 $1,840.00
2/2/2012 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1167/Lot# 4775 $1,150.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7525 $4,715.00
7/15/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62289 $610.50
10/1/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3356, 3356/Lot# 2305 $500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base110311771185123912641288129813091639182520722219248330994565568990101379121363334563467535926
112711791203124712721291130114191701190721212307268835874939679610603163152539433862350920
00000013011419170119072121230726883587493967961060316315253943386200
00000013051529176319892170239528934076531479031219718839294253426800
1852 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base117012471255131213371362137313841728192221782331260432424756591393241422221958342843552536799
119512491274132013451365137614981792200722292422281637465141705010956168002606634697359490
00000013761498179220072229242228163746514170501095616800260663469700
00000013801613185720922280251330294251552781871258919379301753511100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4565
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2614
Owner: jacmitch
 
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