Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,700
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $314.28 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 $5 MS obverse 1868 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like most issues from this decade, the 1868 half eagle was minted in limited quantities and it is by mere chance that any high grade pieces survived for today's collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1868 $5 MS
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Base $ 525 625 725 1000 1250 1250 2800 3500 4750 7750 13500 19500 - - - - - - - - -
$ 1450 3150 3750 5250 8400 14500 21000 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 62
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


Upcoming Auctions

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4/27/2014 AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1204/Lot# 6449


Auction Prices Realized

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9/23/2007 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3299 $3,450.00
9/6/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3398 $4,772.50
1/31/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2149 $4,600.00
1/1/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13319 $11,867.50
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4778 $6,168.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $5 MS
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7758649601064124218612939359339704255455458851015417121289284113445349498775473059925654770
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000000319337394055437046247076120402031634345425054682351457564236173500
1868 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4141
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 725
Owner: tommy44
 
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