Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 753,480
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $297.95 (10/25/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1892 $5 MS obverse 1892 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Although usually considered a common date, the 1892 ranks among many condition rarities in the Liberty half eagle series. For all grades, circulated and Mint State, NGC and PCGS have certified over 2,500 examples with an average grade of just 60.8.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1892 $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 675 1075 2050 4600 6500 24000 - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 625 750 1375 2350 5500 8500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1971
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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11/15/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 14 - 15 Selections from the Eric P. Newman Collection Part V US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(2), 1215/Lot# 7443


Auction Prices Realized

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10/14/1998 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1095, 1095/Lot# 1944 $295.40
11/21/2006 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #26114, 26114/Lot# 13681 $1,667.50
2/11/2007 NGC MS 67   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2351 $11,213.00
4/2/2007 NGC MS 60   David Lawrence Rare Coins Spring Collectors Choice Sale', 137/Lot# 914 $241.50
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5374 $4,025.00
5/29/2011 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1509 $460.00
3/17/2013 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/17/2013, 66/Lot# 105181 $489.50
7/4/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21596 $808.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601246179939025158568494751441222195
2492883293764184414544694865015195436369221430250043205333694711120170060
000000454469486501519543636922143025004320533369471112000
0000004584754905085235596981084161432014739550882111276600
1892 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855006026677548111319189540725367949615800263844420011
111119535653462369677398015112620450367431159719328323224420010
00000035653462369677398015112620450367431159719328323224420000
000000428568645725792114917033346493581191369822856382614420000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6947
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 494
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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