Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 224,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $291.37 (4/18/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1893 S $5 MS obverse 1893 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

While a common date in lower grades, the 1893-S becomes a major condition rarity at the Gem level.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/2/2015

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1893 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 500 550 710 750 1235 2400 10500 40000 - - - -
$ - - 475 525 565 725 900 1425 2950 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1041
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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5/5/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0942, 942/Lot# 1913 $274.30
4/28/2002 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus,OH (CSNS) Bullet Sale #289, 289/Lot# 1749 $120.75
5/24/2004 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1887, 1887/Lot# 1820 $286.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 60   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2277 $747.50
12/26/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 119, 124/Lot# 1533 $356.50
2/24/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 101214 $742.50
2/20/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3522, 6091/Lot# 21289 $528.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base25529533638443748950251552453254455159778312062754436149787441112761730719549
2683083524014544935065185265365465666599241722328945665799871913286180540
000000506518526536546566659924172232894566579987191328600
0000005105215295405485817211065223838254772662099971529600
1893 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114371112053204665515977831206275443615259802612400193721
11114643711692433684945666599241722328946606181948414724193720
000000169243368494566659924172232894660618194841472400
000000113728141752258172110652238382549597103109421704800
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 4566
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 551
Owner: fozzyholder
 
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