Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 348,735
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.36 (4/20/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1906 $5 MS obverse 1906 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1906 half eagle is widely perceived as a type issue, indeed, Garrett and Guth (2006) describe it as ' ... relatively common in most grades.' Upper Mint State examples, however, are more elusive for the 1906 than for comparable issues, yet prices do not reflect this, leading those authors to describe the issue as 'undervalued.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/20/2013

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1906 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 390 400 410 420 455 455 475 485 520 550 565 650 665 765 1100 3250 6500 24500 - - -
$ 500 515 525 575 600 615 700 715 835 1200 3900 7500 27000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2729
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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12/19/2001 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21112, 21112/Lot# 2209 $245.00
5/26/2003 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1729, 1729/Lot# 1712 $165.00
11/6/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 1888 $385.25
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 66   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2410 $8,337.50
8/21/2011 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/21/2011, 132/Lot# 7632 $506.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2052 $897.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7600 $948.75
3/4/2013 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3420, 3420/Lot# 3363 $600.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527893639556374881116816892
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419333072428062048714130760
00000045446948650151954363689312741933307242806204871400
000000458475490508523559698102613892361335549216846994100
1906 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2582983393894424714845005195325515656158111229158929223800578377621153717391
271311355406451475489506523538555581680950134920333214446164429020134880
00000048950652353855558168095013492033321444616442902000
0000004945125275445605987451089146924773507512271021027800
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5563
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 527
Owner: Cheney
 
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