Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 969,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $310.67 (8/27/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1881 S $5 MS obverse 1881 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1881 S $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 700 1075 1950 7500 - - - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 625 775 1175 2500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1802
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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1/21/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1017, 1017/Lot# 1917 $253.20
7/27/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 July San Francisco, CA (ANA) Signature Auction #382, 382/Lot# 7554 $1,322.50
3/26/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 133, 138/Lot# 7412 $253.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1483 $483.00
11/6/2011 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/06/2011, 143/Lot# 24032 $451.00
7/12/2012 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 July 12-15 US Coin Summer FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1172/Lot# 9917 $948.75
6/30/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20611 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159188638854102604090271367715566
2492883293764184414544694865015195436368931401255239574748703510577143060
000000454469486501519543636893140125523957474870351057700
0000004584754905085235596981026164332184029539480311212700
1881 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2582983393894424714845005195325515656158111229198540554967765193421410529843
2713113554064514754895065235385555816809501481267543595861821410929193510
000000489506523538555581680950148126754359586182141092900
0000004945125275445605987451089173333654663675687781251700
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3885
Owner: Summer97
 
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