Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 160,675
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $316.62 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 $5 MS obverse 1854 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

From an original mintage of 160,675 pieces comes this underappreciated Half Eagle rarity. More difficult to locate than the 1843, 1847, 1851, 1852, 1853, and 1860 among No Motto Liberty Fives from the Philadelphia Mint, the 1854 is usually encountered in VF or XF grades. The limited number of Mint State examples extant seem to be clustered around the MS62 level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1854 $5 MS
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Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 575 650 725 775 1100 2050 2500 3600 8750 21000 - - - - - -
$ 600 675 750 800 1250 2250 2750 4000 9500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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8/9/2014 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3885
8/9/2014 AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8562


Auction Prices Realized

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Price
6/1/1996 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1996 May/June Long Beach Sale #157, 157/Lot# 7330 $2,530.00
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8633 $8,050.00
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1136 $7,935.00
5/14/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 141, 146/Lot# 2113 $1,955.00
9/13/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5934 $517.50
11/22/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3177, 3177/Lot# 1249 $429.00
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120580 $374.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $5 MS
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1854 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 5922
Owner: Summer97
 
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