Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 131,720
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $279.49 (7/7/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 $5 MS obverse 1878 $5 MS reverse


  
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1878 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 383
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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7/1/1996 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0854, 854/Lot# 1966 $221.55
7/1/2003 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23072, 23072/Lot# 12074 $244.95
3/27/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1012 $402.50
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1572 $3,910.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5187 $3,290.00
12/1/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/01/2013, 103/Lot# 148275 $385.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $5 MS
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1878 $5 MS Prooflike
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