Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 160,675
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.84 (4/21/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 $5 MS obverse 1854 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

From an original mintage of 160,675 pieces comes this underappreciated Half Eagle rarity. More difficult to locate than the 1843, 1847, 1851, 1852, 1853, and 1860 among No Motto Liberty Fives from the Philadelphia Mint, the 1854 is usually encountered in VF or XF grades. The limited number of Mint State examples extant seem to be clustered around the MS62 level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/31/2015

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1854 $5 MS
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Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 650 725 775 1100 2500 3950 9750 21000 - - - - - -
$ 600 - 750 800 1250 2750 4500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 343
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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4/21/2015 AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131516/Lot# 25304
4/26/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6210


Auction Prices Realized

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2/5/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1136 $7,935.00
2/7/2010 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2808, 2808/Lot# 2859 $575.00
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5079 $4,715.00
2/3/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9209 $747.50
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120580 $374.00
1/20/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 20 - 21 World and Ancient Coins Non Floor Session Auction - Dallas Session(1), 3031/Lot# 27500 $998.75
5/25/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22584 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $5 MS
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Base1111527597982127115781753198521242233267142615922931714066215143330211
11117655072510781373163618302031216023793201481470531090016548254433330210
00000010781373163618302031216023793201481470531090016548254433330200
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1854 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 5922
Owner: Summer97
 
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