Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 18,201
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $287.38 (11/28/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1888 $5 MS obverse 1888 $5 MS reverse


  
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1888 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 475 515 575 625 750 950 1250 2000 4000 - - - - - -
$ 455 485 550 600 675 800 1050 1350 2300 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 155
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Grade
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9/24/1999 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1999 September Long Beach Sale #212, 212/Lot# 6732 $1,035.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1384 $391.00
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2805, 2805/Lot# 2963 $690.00
4/28/2010 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2010 April-May Milwaukee, WI CSNS US Coin Auction #1139, 1139/Lot# 3658 $1,265.00
1/9/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 211013/Lot# 24388 $1,725.00
3/17/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105184 $513.70
3/17/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131313/Lot# 29264 $893.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $5 MS
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Base2653043483984505516357158048609409901558184321973009456265629593142371618218317
27831836441548357966174482288695611791653196124673526522875721114114885168930
0000006617448228869561179165319612467352652287572111411488500
0000006887748419139731368174820792738404458958582126891553300
1888 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3009
Owner: Summer97
 
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