Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,708,802
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 (8/31/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 $5 MS obverse 1881 $5 MS reverse


  
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1881 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 650 850 1500 4650 9500 - - - -
$ - - 475 485 530 625 750 950 1700 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16460
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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9/20/2015 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1224/Lot# 4180
9/20/2015 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 September 17 - 20 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1224/Lot# 7937


Auction Prices Realized

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2/16/1998 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1024, 1024/Lot# 1986 $316.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1655 $1,380.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1229 $702.00
7/10/2012 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction - US and World Lots - Internet Only Sessions, 174/Lot# 13413 $472.65
11/25/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131249/Lot# 26380 $528.75
6/16/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 108415 $632.50
8/4/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/04/2013, 86/Lot# 106549 $390.50
8/11/2013 PCGS MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 764, 773/Lot# 699 $600.00
12/5/2013 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9582 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159155831493375483770481042911980
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893129220883224386255748175109460
00000045446948650151954363689312922088322438625574817500
000000458475490508523559698102614252618329943496311930200
1881 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base111140912855005195325515656158111229164432943662529977911162717591
11113740995356506523538555581680950136721943416420761299069136150
00000035650652353855558168095013672194341642076129906900
0000004285125275445605987451089150527443539475369601034800
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3817
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3149
Owner: Summer97
 
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