Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 85
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $284.04 (12/25/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1906 $5 PF obverse 1906 $5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Proof half eagles were struck in every year of the With Motto series beginning in 1866, and nearly every year is represented in the No Motto series. However, all proof fives are rare. In an article in Coin World written by Jeff Starck, he explains:

'The high face value of Proof coins kept demand in check, according to Garrett and Guth, as few people could afford to set aside $5 and a coining fee every year to obtain them. 'Thus proof mintages range from a low of 20 [1875] to a high of 230 [1900],' they wrote.'

The mintage of the 1906 and 1907 fives dipped below 100, making these final dates in the series scarcer than one would expect from late-date issues. Only 85 proofs were struck of the 1906 and high-grade examples are infrequently seen. Again quoting Garrett-Guth, 'Nearly all of the examples seen for 1906 are around PF-64 quality. The population numbers are highly inflated for the issue by resubmissions.' Just 60-75 proofs are believed extant today.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/9/2014

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1906 $5 PF
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1906 $5 PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: 58
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67


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1/12/2015 PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7148


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1/25/2004 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg January 25-28, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 23/Lot# 3263 $24,150.00
10/24/2006 PCGS PF 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 October Dallas Signature Coin Auction #428, 428/Lot# 2854 $40,250.00
8/7/2010 NGC PF 60   Stack's Bowers The August 2010 Boston Rarities Sale, 34/Lot# 1699 $12,075.00
9/14/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 3138, 3138/Lot# 1874 $3,200.00
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6412 $8,050.00
8/2/2012 PCGS PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(4), 1173/Lot# 5372 $55,812.50
1/9/2013 NGC PF 61   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(6), 1181/Lot# 7267 $4,700.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1906 $5 PF
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1906 $5 PF Cameo
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1906 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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