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: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/29/2019

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1848 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 470 480 490 525 600 650 680 700 1000 1600 2200 3500 9500 23500 - - - - - -
$ - - - 825 - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 361
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: 10/8/2019 1848 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---459493442741065149622-----361
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---------21--1--------4
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Total---4594934427610751410622-----365
 ---1 %1 %2 %13 %9 %12 %21 %29 %1 %4 %3 %2 %1 %1 %----- 

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10/23/2019 AU 50   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131943/Lot# 27850


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9/30/1996 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0880, 880/Lot# 1878 $263.75
5/29/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1496 $7,532.50
10/17/2012 PCGS AU 53   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25253 $493.50
5/12/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/12/2013, 74/Lot# 115062 $610.50
12/5/2013 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9555 $352.50
9/7/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8361 $1,703.75
11/2/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1261/Lot# 20338 $552.00
9/4/2019 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Tuesday & Wednesday US Coins Weekly Online Auction Session(2), 131937/Lot# 23965 $720.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10511170120612431278131213451379144215611895264829683663547677041012333333
10911182121812551289132313561400148216722146275532004267621985101012333330
00000013561400148216722146275532004267621985101012333300
00000013681421152117842397286134314872696193171012333300
1848 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631477179925252834350652647431978933333
1028111511501184121712501282132314011584204126283058409259868217978933330
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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