Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $431.72 (11/30/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1842 SMALL LETTERS $5 MS obverse 1842 SMALL LETTERS $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 8/28/2019

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1842 SMALL LETTERS $5 MS
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Base $ 575 625 775 1250 2000 2600 - 4500 - 12500 15000 23000 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 31
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

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, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1842 SMALL LETTERS $5 MS
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Base----1244574-21---1----31
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Total----1244575-21---1----32
 ----3%6%13%13%16%22%16%-6%3%---3%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1842 SMALL LETTERS $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1131131213451410158920512585307338004303495256846407714495541025511335133483333
1191132313671470174322292748331539684519519659256653794797881061512006133483333
0000002748331539684519519659256653794797881061512006133483300
00000029103558413547365440616668988751100211097512677133483300
1842 SMALL LETTERS $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base106612391271133315051949246429363639412647565466616968869234991810971129373333
1124125012921390165321212621317038014336499357006408766994621026911626129373333
0000002621317038014336499357006408766994621026911626129373300
0000002779340539644546522959356647845196901062012282129373300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4126
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4126
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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