Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,760
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $290.11 (12/19/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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Description & Analysis

The 1869 half eagle boasts an original mintage of only 1,758 pieces and, as such, it is one of the rarest issues of the denomination. The typical survivor is apt to grade no finer than AU.

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1869 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 39
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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1/8/2003 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4815 $28,750.00
3/20/2003 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2003 Charlotte ANA National Money Signature Sale #316, 316/Lot# 6296 $5,060.00
1/3/2006 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 5246 $5,060.00
1/8/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6718 $2,820.00
2/27/2014 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 February 27 - 28 & March 2 Mid-Winter ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Atlanta Session(5), 1203/Lot# 8362 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 $5 MS
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1869 $5 MS Prooflike
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