Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 137,382
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.34 (12/28/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1840 $5 MS obverse 1840 $5 MS reverse


  
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1840 $5 MS
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Base $ 550 575 625 675 725 725 1275 1475 1875 2550 3850 4850 6250 12000 - - - - - - -
$ 825 1350 1600 2100 3000 4100 5250 7500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 315
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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5/1/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2003 May St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Sale #318, 318/Lot# 7273 $6,900.00
2/20/2005 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2247 $2,185.00
3/1/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412, 412/Lot# 1852 $1,265.00
3/17/2008 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 230, 236/Lot# 1113 $1,380.00
3/28/2009 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2009 March Baltimore, MD Signature US Coin Auction #1126, 1126/Lot# 10480 $920.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7494 $891.25
5/21/2012 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3280, 3280/Lot# 2088 $725.00
10/12/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 222736 $559.00


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NGC Registry Score 1840 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1121116011931256128813091707197724322685301632123556396550227844116541756126812111
1134117112141266129514411797212825162795308133263692431759629114136232064426812110
0000001797212825162795308133263692431759629114136232064426812100
00000018872280260029053146344138284669690310384155922372826812100
1840 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1189123012641330136213841799208025512814315633593715413651158128120341807527515111
1202124112861340136915221892223726382928322334773855446261199430140472122127515110
0000001892223726382928322334773855446261199430140472122127515100
00000019862394272630423291359639954788712310732160612436827515100
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