Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 197,990
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 (4/21/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $5 MS obverse 1856 $5 MS reverse


  
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1856 $5 MS
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Base $ 550 575 625 645 665 665 685 710 735 975 2150 2675 4300 8750 17000 - - - - - -
$ 725 735 765 790 1075 2350 2950 4650 9500 19000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 329
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10947


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11/6/2004 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Continuous Internet Auction #64112, 64112/Lot# 24830 $322.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 383 $287.50
7/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 2079 $632.50
11/14/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210114/Lot# 26249 $460.00
12/26/2010 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211011/Lot# 20203 $431.25
2/26/2012 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3231, 3231/Lot# 2619 $550.00
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4214 $6,462.50
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131313/Lot# 29260 $587.50
12/1/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 155615 $451.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $5 MS
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1856 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1737
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1737
Owner: Yevrah
 
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