Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 13,220
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $314.74 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1859 S $5 MS obverse 1859 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Struck in a year when large quantities of gold ore at the San Francisco Mint went into the production of double eagles, seemingly a more efficient way of coining its supply on hand. Demand for smaller denominations and a limited mintage of 13,220 half eagles have resulted in the 1859-S five being even scarcer than its mintage would suggest, especially in lesser worn grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1859 S $5 MS
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Base $ 800 875 1175 2350 3650 3650 5000 5750 7600 12250 19500 22000 32000 - - - - - - - -
$ 4000 5600 6250 8200 13750 21500 24000 35000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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8/6/2001 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 7808 $1,092.50
2/11/2007 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2319 $4,255.00
11/6/2007 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Signature Auction #452, 452/Lot# 2043 $3,450.00
5/28/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108, 1108/Lot# 3263 $5,462.50
1/7/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5444 $8,502.00
11/1/2010 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2952, 2952/Lot# 1580 $6,210.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9429 $3,450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 S $5 MS
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1859 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 7014
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 6525
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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