Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 329,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $316.62 (7/28/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1900 S $5 MS obverse 1900 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

In the mid-1890s, production of half eagles at San Francisco sagged. In 1898 and 1899, mintages again exceeded a million pieces, but in 1900, the West Coast Mint struck only 329,000 pieces. Many were lost to attrition, and Garrett and Guth suggest that the issue '... is probably 10 times rarer than the 1900 Philadelphia issue.'

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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1900 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 750 1025 1450 12000 24000 35000 - 160000 -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 615 850 1150 2350 15800 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 508
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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5/7/1997 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 0943, 943/Lot# 1963 $791.25
2/24/2002 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2002 February Long Beach Bullet Sale #285, 285/Lot# 1275 $235.75
5/8/2006 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 86, 91/Lot# 1206 $874.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2155 $1,178.75
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8094 $736.73
9/15/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 116755 $376.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1900 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25529533638443747748950251752754155159778312711609526465366962105091607124874
2683083524014504814935075205315445666599451383282756886678814412363190050
000000493507520531544566659945138328275688667881441236300
0000004975125235365475817211108149640456112682093261421700
1900 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base27831736341547151252453955356557959164083513451697547667847222108611655325539
29133238043348451652954355756958360770510051462295659126930843512758195480
0000005295435575695836077051005146229565912693084351275800
0000005345485615745876237701175157942166348707696481465500
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