Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 197,990
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $265.36 (8/2/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $5 MS obverse 1856 $5 MS reverse


  
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1856 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 339
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/21/1996 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Sale #162, 162/Lot# 6590 $308.00
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 383 $287.50
6/10/2009 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2704, 2704/Lot# 1944 $2,127.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7542 $2,070.00
12/1/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 155615 $451.00
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175850 $2,263.80
6/4/2014 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9621 $440.63
1/11/2015 PCGS VF 35   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 838, 847/Lot# 213 $450.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $5 MS
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1856 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1737
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1737
Owner: Yevrah
 
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