Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,397,400
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $287.74 (5/4/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 S $5 MS obverse 1898 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1898 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 775 1300 2850 9500 21000 37500 90000 - -
$ - - 475 485 530 625 900 1500 4500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 655
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68


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12/3/1993 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Dallas Bullet #111, 111/Lot# 538 $286.00
1/29/1997 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 0915, 915/Lot# 1760 $295.40
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1398 $218.50
2/14/2007 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2007 Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #430, 430/Lot# 4639 $4,600.00
9/9/2009 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 9140 $920.00
1/31/2010 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2159 $322.00
11/9/2010 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Online Session, 69/Lot# 11315 $376.05
10/18/2012 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5961 $5,581.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base26530434839845048950251552453254455159778313092585443149707419112281721119444
2783183644154634935065185265365465666599581734320046105786868813222179550
000000506518526536546566659958173432004610578686881322200
0000005105215295405485817211133215938154790660299581521600
1898 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111132055356357258159164083513842710461761319631152782444839432
11111107397556566575584607705101818263345512172971151318334294420
00000039755656657558460770510181826334551217297115131833400
00000047555956957858762377012012268398156268464133952139100
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1568
Owner: smarks
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1309
Owner: johnoj
 
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