Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,648,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $286.29 (4/27/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 S $5 MS obverse 1901 S $5 MS reverse


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Description & Analysis

A relatively common coin in grades up to an including the MS65 level, the 1901-S is often used to represent the With Motto Liberty Half Eagle as a type coin. In MS66 and MS67, however, the '01-S is rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/2/2015

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1901 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 625 775 1050 3000 6150 26000 - - -
$ - - 475 485 530 615 700 850 1650 3400 9250 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7521
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


Upcoming Auctions

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4/26/2015 MS 67   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1219/Lot# 5945
4/26/2015 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1219/Lot# 8480


Auction Prices Realized

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2/1/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1496 $1,265.00
5/31/2010 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 484, 490/Lot# 523 $546.25
9/19/2010 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 19-21, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 60/Lot# 2905 $1,380.00
2/3/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9234 $488.75
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1251 $702.00
7/31/2011 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131132/Lot# 27206 $920.00
1/23/2012 NGC Details XF Details  Teletrade Auction 3212, 3212/Lot# 2056 $391.00
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5537 $2,012.50
3/23/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/23/2014, 178/Lot# 178745 $363.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527863639556374861116616887
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419323070428062048712130730
00000045446948650151954363689312741932307042806204871200
000000458475490508523559698102613892359335449216845993900
1901 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929193800578384251281619738
1111195356506523538555581680950134920323212446166639888151230
00000035650652353855558168095013492032321244616663988800
0000004285125275445605987451089146924753506512275441135200
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 3525
Owner: The Artist's Collection
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1333
Owner: darktone
 
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