Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 260,775
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $300.63 (10/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1848 $5 MS obverse 1848 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

More than 260,000 pieces were struck of the 1848-P, but this issue is much scarcer than the mintage would suggest. It is also a conditional scarcity with pieces above XF seldomly encountered, indicating that most of the mintage was dropped into circulation and stayed there.

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Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1848 $5 MS
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Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 575 625 675 775 1100 2100 2500 4100 10500 26500 53000 - - - - -
$ 600 650 700 850 1200 2300 2750 4500 13500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 301
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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10/24/2010 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2947, 2947/Lot# 2589 $437.00
1/5/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6890 $7,487.65
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1496 $7,532.50
10/13/2011 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 10077 $488.75
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7517 $517.50
8/5/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 62109 $612.70


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1103117711851239126412881298130916741878214423022648330752248231110871727027184431974466846176
112711791203124712721291130114301742196621962417286739466226918313148205743252143687451700
00000013011430174219662196241728673946622691831314820574325214368700
000000130515521810205522492532308745857228101351520923879378594417700
1848 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1170124712551312133713621373138417641976225224172776345754358525114531777827894441964569247226
119512491274132013451365137615101834206823072536300341166465950113561211503332844694462030
00000013761510183420682307253630034116646595011356121150333284469400
000000138016371905216023622656323047757495104771566924522387624519300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2648
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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