Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 61,360
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $293.79 (3/1/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1891 $5 MS obverse 1891 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Produced in limited numbers (61,413 pieces), the 1891 is scarcer than any of the following P-mint Liberty half eagles with the exception of the lower mintage (59,063 pieces) 1896. Akers notes that the typical extant 1891 grades either XF or AU, an assessment that we fully support.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1891 $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 440 470 470 480 490 500 550 575 700 950 1900 5200 17500 - - - - -
$ 475 485 500 525 560 600 775 1050 2250 6250 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 364
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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10/28/1996 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0888, 888/Lot# 1932 $764.88
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1385 $332.35
2/9/2006 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2006 February Long Beach Signature Auction #400, 400/Lot# 2970 $2,990.00
6/1/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3371 $1,092.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2350 $5,693.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25267 $555.45
2/17/2013 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131309/Lot# 20402 $658.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 201090 $736.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $5 MS
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00000054661070177585393611291558229232134500654596681296700
000000560645723805872982123117832576356650817428110251355300
1891 $5 MS Prooflike
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