Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 867,800
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $284.40 (6/30/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1897 $5 MS obverse 1897 $5 MS reverse


  
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There are no NGC varieties for this coin.

Description & Analysis

With a respectable original mintage of 867,883 pieces and an above average rate of survival, it is little wonder that Mint State survivors of this 1890s P-mint half eagle are strongly favored by advanced type collectors. While the occasional, exceptional collection will display an MS 65 example, the majority of collectors have undoubtedly settled for pieces that grade no finer than MS 64.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/2/2015

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1897 $5 MS
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Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 650 875 1300 4150 10750 - - - -
$ - - 475 485 530 625 700 1000 1500 5750 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4076
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/9/2004 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2004 September Long Beach Signature Sale #355, 355/Lot# 7598 $506.00
11/10/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 299, 305/Lot# 1215 $281.75
8/25/2010 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2913, 2913/Lot# 2371 $437.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2151 $460.00
5/8/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131120/Lot# 22371 $488.75
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8090 $1,099.80
5/18/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193669 $396.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $5 MS
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249288329376418441454469486501519543636908137321643392447362429270139640
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1897 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4016
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 575
Owner: American Freedom
 
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