Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 61,360
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $315.51 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 $5 MS obverse 1891 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Produced in limited numbers (61,413 pieces), the 1891 is scarcer than any of the following P-mint Liberty half eagles with the exception of the lower mintage (59,063 pieces) 1896. Akers notes that the typical extant 1891 grades either XF or AU, an assessment that we fully support.

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Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1891 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 354
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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10/4/1999 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1218, 1218/Lot# 1870 $221.55
12/14/2004 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24123, 24123/Lot# 11783 $334.65
7/17/2007 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #27074, 27074/Lot# 14220 $322.00
8/6/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday Sale - Internet Auction # 165, 170/Lot# 1813 $345.00
9/13/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The September 2011 Philadelphia Americana Sale, 113/Lot# 5943 $1,063.75
9/2/2012 NGC MS 60   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2091 $460.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $5 MS
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Base2552953363844374895325756807458358911028133320092860391956628311123821413916074
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000000560645723805872982123117832576356650817428110251355300
1891 $5 MS Prooflike
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