Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,700
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $271.82 (9/5/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1868 $5 MS obverse 1868 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Like most issues from this decade, the 1868 half eagle was minted in limited quantities and it is by mere chance that any high grade pieces survived for today's collectors.

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Last Updated: 3/31/2015

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1868 $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 51
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
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11/29/2006 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2006 November Dallas Signature Coin Auction #420, 420/Lot# 2219 $2,185.00
9/6/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3398 $4,772.50
11/7/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4314 $920.00
2/28/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7552 $3,737.50
6/5/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 June 5 - 9 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1186/Lot# 4778 $6,168.75
1/8/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6717 $4,993.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $5 MS
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1868 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: XF Details
Points: 725
Owner: tommy44
 
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