Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 20
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $272.38 (9/3/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1878 $5 PF obverse 1878 $5 PF reverse


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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

Of the 20 proof half eagles produced by the Philadelphia Mint in 1878, fewer than 10 are believed extant in today's market.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1878 $5 PF
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1878 $5 PF Cameo
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1878 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/5/2000 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2000 Central States Sale #226, 226/Lot# 7717 $19,550.00
1/8/2003 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2003, Orlando, FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #308, 308/Lot# 4841 $23,000.00
11/18/2003 PCGS PF 63   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23114, 23114/Lot# 11650 $25,875.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4368 $49,350.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4369 $30,550.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $5 PF
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1878 $5 PF Cameo
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1878 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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