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: $299.18 (9/16/2014)
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

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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: 4137
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/22/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1462, 1462/Lot# 1222 $316.50
2/23/2005 NGC MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7873 $11,040.00
2/5/2006 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1205 $1,552.50
3/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1015 $356.50
6/19/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/19/2011, 122/Lot# 10391 $396.00
3/10/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131312/Lot# 26134 $1,775.43
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 202766 $900.00
7/11/2014 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7024 $423.00


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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