Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 131,720
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $315.44 (4/16/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 $5 MS obverse 1878 $5 MS reverse


  
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1878 $5 MS
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Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 550 565 650 800 2125 5000 14500 29000 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 385
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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6/2/1995 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #136, 136/Lot# 491 $742.50
1/8/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1393, 1393/Lot# 1581 $337.60
3/27/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1012 $402.50
1/8/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Online Session #423, 423/Lot# 63809 $460.00
1/22/2012 PCGS AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/22/2012, 4/Lot# 34209 $456.50
2/3/2013 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 3-6, 2013 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 72/Lot# 1750 $891.25
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5187 $3,290.00


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NGC Registry Score 1878 $5 MS
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1878 $5 MS Prooflike
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