Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $316.62 (7/26/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1876 S $5 MS obverse 1876 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The San Francisco Mint coined a mere 4,000 pieces for the entire issue, and from that paltry sum just a handful apparently survived.

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1876 S $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 21
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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1/12/1998 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1014, 1014/Lot# 1866 $1,477.00
4/26/2006 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2794 $9,775.00
8/4/2008 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 271, 277/Lot# 1509 $2,012.50
1/5/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5119 $12,650.00
3/31/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6541 $14,950.00
7/12/2012 PCGS VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1172/Lot# 4900 $5,175.00
3/20/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 March 20 The Collection of Donald E. Bently - Bently Foundation US Coins Signature Auction - San Francisco Session(1), 1205/Lot# 30334 $18,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 S $5 MS
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1347148116251778219332154309515859046429695887301422623089377135095549072472404546043731420500
000000430951585904642969588730142262308937713509554907247240454604373100
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1876 S $5 MS Prooflike
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