Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 421,874
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $311.52 (9/1/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 LIBERTY $5 MS obverse 1908 LIBERTY $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The year 1908 saw the transition from the venerable Liberty Head half eagle to the new Indian design. Type collectors prize the 1908 Liberty issue, as it is the last date of the design and examples in high grade are not too difficult to locate. Of course, at the Superb Gem level the date is very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1908 LIBERTY $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 625 800 1200 2850 6500 23000 - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 615 700 850 1450 3500 7250 35000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6130
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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5/19/2003 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1726, 1726/Lot# 1827 $264.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1418 $488.75
9/26/2005 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Online Session #385, 385/Lot# 9875 $575.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2412 $1,610.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6612 $3,680.00
5/15/2011 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/15/2011, 115/Lot# 8645 $484.00
1/3/2012 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6410 $3,105.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1675 $718.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 LIBERTY $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base23727531436040943745647749250251752757576011591505278936395563142292449842149
2492883293764184434634824955075205436368931274193330724280845117652303810
000000463482495507520543636893127419333072428084511765200
00000047048749851252355969810261389236133554921113402107500
1908 LIBERTY $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25829833938944247149251252753955356561581112291589292238005783146702515543130
2713113554064514784985175315435575816809501349203332144461874518165311460
000000498517531543557581680950134920333214446187451816500
00000050552253554856159874510891469247735075122117072166000
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2789
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1051
Owner: Alex J. Llorente
 
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