Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 36,400
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $263.04 (8/4/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1872 S $5 MS obverse 1872 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

This frontier-era Half Eagle was not preserved in quantity at the time of issue. Rather, virtually all of the 36,400 pieces produced were placed into circulation, where they were either worn to grades below the XF level or lost. A limited number of XF coins, nonetheless, did manage to survive, along with an even smaller quantity of AU pieces. The 1872-S is equally as rare as the 1868-S, 1869-S, and 1871-S.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/1/2015

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1872 S $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61


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7/18/2001 NGC VF 25   Teletrade Auction 1461, 1461/Lot# 1862 $274.30
6/19/2006 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 92, 97/Lot# 1141 $391.00
9/10/2006 PCGS XF 45   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2036 $1,150.00
1/3/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6383 $2,530.00
2/2/2012 PCGS G 6   Heritage Auctions 2012 February 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1167/Lot# 9364 $517.50
7/27/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5182 $2,010.43
10/8/2014 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4305 $3,055.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 S $5 MS
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5746457228059891704290536424141450548785281768514134236073955555859611326676572773791720
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00000031763837425146494963551496231670727934468485757762968687257486100
1872 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 4032
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: VF Details
Points: 433
Owner: tommy44
 
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