Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 301,920
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $274.73 (9/1/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 $5 MS obverse 1879 $5 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/1/2015

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1879 $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 677
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
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9/30/1996 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 0880, 880/Lot# 1883 $179.35
11/6/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 112, 117/Lot# 1879 $575.00
11/13/2007 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 November Dallas, TX US Coin Final Session #453, 453/Lot# 9176 $431.25
8/8/2013 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 August 8 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Rosemont Session(4), 1188/Lot# 5088 $5,287.50
10/27/2013 NGC MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/27/2013, 98/Lot# 146747 $495.00
8/5/2014 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8591 $1,057.50
9/4/2014 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3427 $6,462.50
2/6/2015 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2534 $5,312.18


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base237275314360409477532586655699762802829990208734474912673610228157262446127346
249288329376431495550609669720775811882135525403935552079001206018637254220
00000055060966972077581188213552540393555207900120601863700
00000056863268474178882093617212993442361289064138932154900
1879 $5 MS Prooflike
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