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: $315.44 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1856 $5 MS obverse 1856 $5 MS reverse


  
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1856 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 336
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Grade
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5/28/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 6598 $1,380.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 383 $287.50
11/15/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 6494 $345.00
6/10/2009 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2704, 2704/Lot# 1944 $2,127.50
12/8/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(5), 1162/Lot# 9826 $488.75
1/3/2012 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12748 $546.25
1/24/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10627 $632.50
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175850 $2,263.80


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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