Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 260,775
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $430.71 (4/16/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1848 $5 MS obverse 1848 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

More than 260,000 pieces were struck of the 1848-P, but this issue is much scarcer than the mintage would suggest. It is also a conditional scarcity with pieces above XF seldomly encountered, indicating that most of the mintage was dropped into circulation and stayed there.

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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1848 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 500 525 535 625 675 650 685 750 1000 1600 2200 3500 9500 23500 - - - - - -
$ - - - 825 - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 371
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing F series, 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: 4/13/2021 1848 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---4610513543751085159622-----371
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---------21--1--------4
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Total---46105135437710951510622-----375
 ---1%2%3%14%9%11%21%29%1%4%3%2%1%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10511170120612431278131213451379144215611895264829683663547677041012333333
10911182121812551289132313561400148216722146275532004267621985101012333333
00000013561400148216722146275532004267621985101012333300
00000013681421152117842397286134314872696193171012333300
1848 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631477179925252834350652647431978933333
1028111511501184121712501282132314011584204126283058409259868217978933333
0000001282132314011584204126283058409259868217978933300
0000001292134314391692228327313282467867099003978933300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2834
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1799
Owner: AVALEIGH
 
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