Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 301,920
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.57 (8/30/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 $5 MS obverse 1879 $5 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1879 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 450 500 500 515 525 535 550 565 680 800 2000 4300 11000 26500 - - - -
$ 510 520 530 545 560 575 700 900 2250 5500 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 660
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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9/6/2014 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3427
9/6/2014 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4442


Auction Prices Realized

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12/14/2003 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1818, 1818/Lot# 1406 $209.00
2/26/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 1593 $425.50
8/12/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28083, 28083/Lot# 23686 $310.50
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4473 $8,050.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9499 $578.45
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5515 $920.00
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 106539 $390.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $5 MS
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Base237275314360409477532586655699762802829990208734474912673610228157262446127346
249288329376431495550609669720775811882135525403935552079001206018637254220
00000055060966972077581188213552540393555207900120601863700
00000056863268474178882093617212993442361289064138932154900
1879 $5 MS Prooflike
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