Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 957,880
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.89 (7/30/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 $5 MS obverse 1894 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This Philadelphia mint issue is very scarce above the Select Uncirculated (MS63) level, and is downright rare as a Gem.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1894 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 675 1150 1800 5750 - - - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 625 750 1375 2000 7500 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3381
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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8/9/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8634


Auction Prices Realized

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10/4/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1218, 1218/Lot# 1871 $263.75
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1392 $333.50
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1492 $1,265.00
3/28/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210041, 210041/Lot# 20762 $920.00
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131240/Lot# 26575 $587.50
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25271 $531.10
11/4/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131246/Lot# 28296 $499.38
1/14/2014 NGC VG 10   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 14 - 16 Selections Fom the Eric P. Newman Collection Part III Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 3029/Lot# 31246 $300.80
2/9/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 169762 $409.19


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159163434473624524877211152813196
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893131722383506416560728990120840
00000045446948650151954363689313172238350641656072899000
0000004584754905085235596981026147528423565470668961025900
1894 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656156091229172436014257645599131540224187
11111953565065235385555816158151394234938194989760711742183300
000000356506523538555581615815139423493819498976071174200
0000004285125275445605986151022155929754038572287601357200
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3447
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 575
Owner: fozzyholder
 
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