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: $289.34 (12/27/2014)
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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1901 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 625 775 1100 2850 6750 25000 - - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 615 700 825 1650 3400 9500 - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7508
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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12/30/2014 UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131452/Lot# 29671
1/12/2015 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7134


Auction Prices Realized

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2/3/1995 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Bullet Sale #129, 129/Lot# 802 $1,760.00
11/1/1996 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1996 Annual Silver Dollar Bullet Sale #158, 158/Lot# 577 $1,402.50
4/16/2006 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2190, 2190/Lot# 2243 $380.80
1/15/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 122, 127/Lot# 1381 $287.50
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1251 $702.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2100 $2,173.50
7/7/2013 PCGS Genuine UNC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106668 $375.10
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5211 $881.25


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 65
Points: 3281
Owner: Summer97
 
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