Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 939,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $282.15 (7/2/2015)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1902 S $5 MS obverse 1902 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

David Akers in his monograph on half eagles notes that 'many Choice and Gem quality specimens are available,' but few of them could aspire to the MS67 grade designation, something attested to by the NGC Census Report data for the issue.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2015

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1902 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 460 470 480 525 600 650 875 1500 3000 6100 22000 75000 - -
$ - - 475 485 530 615 725 975 1750 3400 8250 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2551
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/6/1994 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 1994 St. Louis Bullet Sale #119, 119/Lot# 520 $286.00
5/11/1998 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1048, 1048/Lot# 2135 $168.80
5/23/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #40, 44/Lot# 680 $276.00
9/10/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2092 $1,667.50
3/27/2011 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131114/Lot# 20979 $2,875.00
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1071 $2,574.00
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# 5539 $2,012.50
8/25/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116785 $414.70
12/29/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/29/2013, 170/Lot# 141757 $353.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527893639556374881116816892
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419333072428062048714130760
00000045446948650151954363689312741933307242806204871400
000000458475490508523559698102613892361335549216846994100
1902 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929223800578384271281919744
1111195356506523538555581680950134920333214446166649891151270
00000035650652353855558168095013492033321444616664989100
0000004285125275445605987451089146924773507512275451135500
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6204
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1505
Owner: ryanrph
 
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