Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,211,500
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.55 (7/24/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $5 MS obverse 1885 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1885 S $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 675 850 1250 3200 10500 - - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 625 750 1000 1875 3750 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4120
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/9/2014 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8613
8/9/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8612


Auction Prices Realized

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3/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1015 $356.50
9/13/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2924, 2924/Lot# 1628 $1,265.00
1/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1590 $690.00
4/29/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131219/Lot# 24596 $1,035.00
10/14/2012 PCGS MS 60   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 77660 $539.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25264 $1,092.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5196 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S $5 MS
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Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150529363919608981211221618623
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419823263464267669486143510
00000045446948650151954363689312741982326346426766948600
0000004584754905085235596981026138924593591536574431085100
1885 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3919
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1982
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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