Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 688,084
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.70 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
Link to this coin

1861 $5 MS obverse 1861 $5 MS reverse


  
Expand All    Collapse All

VarietyPlus®

There are no varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

The 1861 half eagle carries a reputation as the most plentiful issue of the type, a status earned through its mintage of 688,084 coins, highest of the No Motto series. Despite its reputation, the 1861 half eagle is surprisingly elusive in better Mint State grades. Garrett and Guth note it 'is considered common, but there are still fewer than two dozen examples known at the gem level.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS*
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE

Select Grade

*To view the Census details for this coin, please sign in or sign up.

Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1861 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 475 500 525 600 600 725 775 825 1000 2100 2500 4000 6250 11250 43000 75000 - - - -
$ 625 750 800 850 1150 2300 2750 4450 7000 15850 - - - -
NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1470
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

A random selection of NGC coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
8/9/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1208/Lot# 3906


Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2000 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 February Long Beach Sale #222, 222/Lot# 6700 $6,325.00
10/21/2001 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1496, 1496/Lot# 1181 $448.38
1/8/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4809 $6,325.00
2/24/2003 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2028 $2,530.00
3/31/2011 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6536 $517.50
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 609, 616/Lot# 7602 $897.00
4/1/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131215/Lot# 26620 $446.20
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106540 $407.02


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1861 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111527586758908116813171515163419692754385246946248104731567423779365331
111176546643808994121713831554174522303120413252127656122061837528030365330
00000080899412171383155417452230312041325212765612206183752803000
000000858108112671449159418572492348644135730906413940210773228100
1861 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
1111111111111111111110
0000001111111111111100
0000001111111111111100
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2754
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1969
Owner: MCB1980
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer