Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 224,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.57 (8/31/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 S $5 MS obverse 1893 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While a common date in lower grades, the 1893-S becomes a major condition rarity at the Gem level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1893 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 500 550 600 710 775 1200 2400 12500 38750 - - - -
$ 455 465 475 525 565 650 750 950 1350 2850 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1041
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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9/2/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131435/Lot# 21763
9/6/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1209/Lot# 8649


Auction Prices Realized

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1/12/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1014, 1014/Lot# 1876 $358.70
11/7/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7538 $718.75
12/26/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 119, 124/Lot# 1533 $356.50
1/3/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 5948 $2,415.00
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1513 $920.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7580 $546.25
8/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116845 $425.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25529533638443748950251552453254455159778312062754436149787441112761730719549
2683083524014544935065185265365465666599241722328945665799871913286180540
000000506518526536546566659924172232894566579987191328600
0000005105215295405485817211065223838254772662099971529600
1893 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114371112053204665515977831206275443615259802612400193721
11114643711692433684945666599241722328946606181948414724193720
000000169243368494566659924172232894660618194841472400
000000113728141752258172110652238382549597103109421704800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4361
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 551
Owner: fozzyholder
 
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