Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 144,700
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 S $5 MS obverse 1878 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1878 S $5 MS
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Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 600 700 760 1250 4400 7000 37500 - - - - -
$ 500 515 525 575 650 750 825 1550 5000 7700 40000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 462
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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4/22/2014 AU 53   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131416/Lot# 20736
4/27/2014 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 10967


Auction Prices Realized

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6/2/1995 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1995 June Long Beach Bullet Sale #136, 136/Lot# 493 $605.00
6/29/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 June New York, NY Signature Auction #380, 380/Lot# 6464 $1,495.00
9/3/2006 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2254, 2254/Lot# 2023 $336.00
10/13/2008 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 291, 297/Lot# 1362 $701.50
8/15/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9446 $1,035.00
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121643 $409.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S $5 MS
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Base2372753143604095156026848409331060113813031865305742176393971414945232612604229062
2492883293764445446297368719751086119314902262344349427500114571771724188270480
000000629736871975108611931490226234434942750011457177172418800
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1878 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4217
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1865
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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