Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 98,188
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
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1857 $5 MS obverse 1857 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite the adequate mintage of 98,180 pieces, these were not saved in quantity at the time of issue, and hence very few Choice coins are known today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/31/2015

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1857 $5 MS
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Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 750 1100 2550 3600 8450 19500 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 272
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/23/1997 NGC VF 35   Teletrade Auction 0939, 939/Lot# 1913 $147.70
2/23/2005 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7823 $1,725.00
5/1/2006 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2006 May (CSNS) Online Session #405, 405/Lot# 8936 $546.25
1/21/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 214, 220/Lot# 1350 $402.50
9/6/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3393 $13,225.00
9/9/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 9110 $632.50
7/11/2014 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 7016 $793.13
10/10/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15826 $793.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 $5 MS
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1857 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 7176
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 4739
Owner: BillJones
 
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