Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 15,833
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $492.86 (8/9/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1841 $5 MS obverse 1841 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1841 has a low mintage of 15,833 pieces, but while this small emission would send its value soaring if it was a branch mint issue, its status as a less collected Philadelphia Mint product has kept prices reasonable. The 1841 is also interesting as a three year subtype, the portrait was modified in 1840, and the Small Letters reverse was replaced in 1842. The 1841 is rare in all grades.

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Last Updated: 8/7/2020

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1841 $5 MS
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Base $ 575 600 650 1140 1450 2000 2300 2650 3900 5000 5350 6750 11000 18500 40000 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 68
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1841 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----4611558143--66------68
---------------11-----2
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Total----4611558143--672-----71
 ----6%8%15%7%7%11%20%4%--8%10%3%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1841 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1131131213451410150218722233250327102885336340024303479655297646991833333
1191132313671441162519922323257227683044357641024467504062358403991833330
0000002323257227683044357641024467504062358403991833300
0000002413264128273204378942034632528569409161991833300
1841 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1066123912711333142117762124238525852754321638344126460453167374958833333
1124125012921362153918922211245226412908342239314285484160028112958833330
0000002211245226412908342239314285484160028112958833300
0000002298251826983062362840294445507966888850958833300
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Grade: AU 53
Points: 2585
Owner: tommy44
 
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