Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 31,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.99 (8/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1869 S $5 MS obverse 1869 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Most extant 1869-S Fives grade no finer than VF.

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Price Guide

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1869 S $5 MS
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Base $ 650 700 750 1100 2250 2250 3900 4850 6900 11750 19000 21000 33500 - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 115
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


Upcoming Auctions

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9/10/2014 UNC Details  Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 September 3 - 5 & 9 - 10 World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 3035/Lot# 30111


Auction Prices Realized

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3/14/1996 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1996 Mid-Winter ANA Bullet Sale #152, 152/Lot# 610 $4,180.00
6/3/1998 NGC VF 30   Teletrade Auction 1055, 1055/Lot# 2076 $422.00
3/24/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 March Portland, OR Signature Sale #344, 344/Lot# 6221 $20,700.00
9/6/2009 PCGS   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3399 $275.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9436 $3,220.00
3/20/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30324 $4,993.75
4/10/2014 NGC AU 58   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(3), 3032/Lot# 24170 $8,812.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S $5 MS
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Base600672752838933194930273747480753476016640070771429423846399116699473018794348625893507101198
62469878086912712308326741004987557061446625948217478292014893869002751568170888674960700
00000032674100498755706144662594821747829201489386900275156817088867400
000000350744535167579362726851118882066234556579667101077295839839109000
1869 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 50
Points: 3747
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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