Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 66
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $264.25 (8/3/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1885 $5 PF obverse 1885 $5 PF reverse


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Description & Analysis

From an original mintage of only 66 proofs, few are known to survive today in all grades combined. Akers estimates that probably less than 25 survive. Breen lists it as 'Extremely rare, more so than its mintage suggests, enough so as to be almost a forgotten coin.'

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/9/2014

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1885 $5 PF
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1885 $5 PF Cameo
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1885 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 18
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
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8/16/2015 PF 67  Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4376


Auction Prices Realized

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9/6/2009 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3401 $14,663.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4914 $40,250.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5368 $35,250.00
1/9/2013 NGC PF 67   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(4), 1181/Lot# 5886 $55,812.50
8/6/2014 NGC PF 65   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 13225 $31,725.00
1/29/2015 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 29 - February 1 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1217/Lot# 3283 $56,400.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $5 PF
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1885 $5 PF Cameo
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Base1111111123333006374341374564158366248820088491111
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1885 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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0000001154950156144713676137744112977909195829918100
0000001309853836537734276787744115953925397509918100
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