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: $303.87 (5/25/2017)
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: 7/25/2016

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1848 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 775 1100 2100 2650 4150 10500 25000 53000 - - - - -
$ - - 700 850 1200 - - 4900 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 345
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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6/11/2017 AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1256/Lot# 7970


Auction Prices Realized

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11/27/2006 PCGS AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2292, 2292/Lot# 2574 $756.00
1/7/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 5406 $6,900.00
7/9/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 8791 $561.20
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1521 $483.00
8/5/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/05/2012, 34/Lot# 62109 $612.70
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
4/22/2015 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5338 $18,212.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1848 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631477179925252834350652647431978933333
1028111511501184121712501282132314011584204126283058409259868217978933330
0000001282132314011584204126283058409259868217978933300
0000001292134314391692228327313282467867099003978933300
1848 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10511170120612431278131213451379144215611895264829683663547677041012333333
10911182121812551289132313561400148216722146275532004267621985101012333330
00000013561400148216722146275532004267621985101012333300
00000013681421152117842397286134314872696193171012333300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2834
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1799
Owner: tommy44
 
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