Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 573,901
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $287.47 (5/27/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1852 $5 MS obverse 1852 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1852 half eagle is surprisingly scarce in the higher Mint State grades for an issue that saw an emission of considerably more than half a million pieces. According to the Garrett-Guth Gold Encyclopedia, the average grade of certified survivors is 'AU54.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/30/2015

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1852 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 725 800 2075 3200 6900 14500 - - - - - -
$ 600 - 700 750 900 - 3900 7750 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 632
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


Upcoming Auctions

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Date
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
6/7/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1221/Lot# 8212


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/29/2005 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2045, 2045/Lot# 2078 $308.00
2/5/2006 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1126 $2,875.00
1/9/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 3180 $11,500.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6524 $2,346.00
5/27/2012 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 27-31, 2012 The May Pre-Long Beach Auction, 69/Lot# 1988 $575.00
7/15/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62289 $610.50
6/4/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9618 $470.00
9/28/2014 PCGS AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 823, 832/Lot# 820 $575.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base110311771185123912641288129813091639182520722219248330994565568990101379121363334563467535926
112711791203124712721291130114191701190721212307268835874939679610603163152539433862350920
00000013011419170119072121230726883587493967961060316315253943386200
00000013051529176319892170239528934076531479031219718839294253426800
1852 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base117012471255131213371362137313841728192221782331260432424756591393241422221958342843552536799
119512491274132013451365137614981792200722292422281637465141705010956168002606634697359490
00000013761498179220072229242228163746514170501095616800260663469700
00000013801613185720922280251330294251552781871258919379301753511100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 4565
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2614
Owner: jacmitch
 
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