Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,763
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.75 (11/26/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1860 $5 MS obverse 1860 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Unlike the next year's production from Philadelphia, the 1860-P is a very scarce item. Most of the surviving mintage of 19,825 pieces are VF or XF, and AU coins are quite elusive. Mint State examples are very rare.

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Last Updated: 11/11/2014

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1860 $5 MS
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Base $ 750 775 800 900 1050 1050 1275 1550 1900 2750 3900 5900 10000 17000 - 57500 - - - - -
$ 1100 1325 1650 2100 3200 4300 6750 11000 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/2/1995 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 1995 Atlanta Bullet Sale #132, 132/Lot# 496 $990.00
3/13/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 848 $379.80
7/27/2002 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 9177 $977.50
2/23/2005 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7828 $1,092.50
3/13/2006 NGC AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 78, 83/Lot# 1297 $1,897.50
3/21/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1183/Lot# 8187 $881.25
8/30/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3413 $1,821.25
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170720 $407.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $5 MS
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1860 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2797
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2480
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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