Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,211,500
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $287.72 (5/28/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $5 MS obverse 1885 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/1/2015

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1885 S $5 MS
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$ - - 475 485 530 625 750 1100 1750 3750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4156
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/4/1994 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 New Orleans Bullet Sale #116, 116/Lot# 814 $1,650.00
3/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1015 $356.50
7/23/2006 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2235, 2235/Lot# 2065 $1,288.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2143 $862.50
7/7/2011 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(1), 1157/Lot# 3686 $3,105.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25264 $1,092.50
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5942 $940.00
6/29/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/29/2014, 187/Lot# 204391 $925.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S $5 MS
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Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150529363919608981211221618623
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419823263464267669486143510
00000045446948650151954363689312741982326346426766948600
0000004584754905085235596981026138924593591536574431085100
1885 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4642
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1982
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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