Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 35
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3590g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $289.38 (12/22/2014)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1870 $5 PF obverse 1870 $5 PF reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A very rare date in the long Coronet series, and one that can certainly be considered underrated. Only 35 proofs were originally produced, and while Akers gives no range for the numbers of survivors, Breen estimates that approximately a dozen survive today. We believe they may be even scarcer than that, and we quote Akers conclusion about this date, '...very rare and for some unknown reason (they) have appeared at auction less often than similar or lower mintage proofs of many other dates.'

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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1870 $5 PF
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1870 $5 PF Cameo
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1
Low Grade: 64
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 64


Upcoming Auctions

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1/5/2015 PF AU 55  Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 3037/Lot# 30419


Auction Prices Realized

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8/19/1995 PCGS PF 63   Heritage Auctions 1995 ANA Sale #139, 139/Lot# 7818 $17,600.00
2/11/2007 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2325 $109,250.00
5/25/2008 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4437 $92,000.00
9/4/2011 NGC PF 66   Cameo Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2032 $77,625.00
1/5/2014 NGC Details Proof Details  Heritage Auctions 2014 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 3030/Lot# 24767 $2,350.00
1/8/2014 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5461 $82,250.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1870 $5 PF
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1870 $5 PF Cameo
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1870 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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