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: $291.95 (3/3/2015)
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: 7/9/2014

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1879 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 450 500 500 515 525 535 550 565 680 800 2000 4300 11000 26500 - - - -
$ 510 520 530 545 560 575 700 900 2250 5500 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 669
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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3/3/2015 MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131509/Lot# 21501


Auction Prices Realized

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1/4/1995 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1995 F.U.N. Bullet Sale #128, 128/Lot# 514 $330.00
7/28/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1192, 1192/Lot# 1970 $295.40
2/26/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 128, 133/Lot# 1593 $425.50
8/2/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4612 $1,292.50
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
3/30/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/30/2014, 184/Lot# 181466 $552.20
6/16/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20847 $440.63


NGC Registry

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