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: $291.49 (11/21/2014)
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: 11/12/2014

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1902 S $5 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 390 400 425 450 450 460 470 480 525 535 600 625 800 1375 3550 6500 23000 75000 - -
$ 455 465 475 485 530 550 615 700 975 1950 4000 7950 37500 -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2549
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
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Price
10/22/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Baltimore Bullet #109, 109/Lot# 672 $1,210.00
5/6/1994 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 St. Louis Bullet Sale #119, 119/Lot# 522 $742.50
2/4/1998 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1021, 1021/Lot# 1948 $274.30
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
1/24/2012 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10647 $1,092.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1071 $2,574.00
8/25/2013 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116785 $414.70


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: 5563
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 760
Owner: Clay
 
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