Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 55,900
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $279.49 (7/8/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1894 S $5 MS obverse 1894 S $5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

For whatever reason, the S-Mint half eagles from the mid 1890s are scarce dates, especially the 1894-S and 1895-S issues. In this particular instance, just 55,900 examples were coined, and survivors in full Mint State grades are rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/2/2015

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1894 S $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 450 525 650 725 975 1450 3450 5250 10000 19000 - - - - - -
$ 550 - 800 1075 1800 3750 6250 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 224
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2004 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2519 $3,450.00
2/28/2005 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #30, 34/Lot# 880 $437.00
3/21/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2016, 2016/Lot# 1995 $962.50
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1152/Lot# 4486 $7,475.00
2/5/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131207/Lot# 20668 $546.25
10/12/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 226366 $650.00
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7385 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 S $5 MS
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Base348398450510575949113412961766201723382525264329364630592294101387220750314663493338675
3644154705316991010118814521849212424002564274035005060708410897161642432232621361800
00000011881452184921242400256427403500506070841089716164243223262100
00000012421609193322312462260328384065549182471238418457278943377700
1894 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2017
Owner: tommy44
 
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