Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 64,491
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.45 (10/14/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1850 $5 MS obverse 1850 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1850-P is surprisingly difficult for a P-mint No Motto Half Eagle, and is, in fact, scarcer than several of the mintmarked issues from this era. It is also quite elusive in AU or better condition.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1850 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 525 550 575 600 675 950 1100 1200 1900 4000 5100 6250 - - 70000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 2400 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 148
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 65

The chart showing VG series, 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 1850 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2-12142015272031122--2-----148
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Total--2-12142015272031122--2-----148
 --1 %-8 %9 %14 %10 %18 %14 %21 %1 %1 %1 %--1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/6/1994 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1994 St. Louis Bullet Sale #119, 119/Lot# 467 $1,567.50
8/27/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0975, 975/Lot# 1978 $527.50
9/9/2009 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 9104 $690.00
7/27/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/27/2014, 201/Lot# 201225 $935.00
4/22/2015 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6200 $2,585.00
  NGC AU 58   Bonhams $994.00
10/1/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The Oct 2015 Rarities Auction, 6133/Lot# 118 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1850 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12061278131213791442153116441724198521542519349638944575656799181114733333
123012891334140014721569167118112041227628453629412152397684103281114733330
000000167118112041227628453629412152397684103281114733300
000000169718982098239731703761434859038801107371114733300
1850 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11381206123913031363145015581634188620482401334537304389632495881078833333
11611217126013231392148615831718194021662716347339505034741299881078833330
00000015831718194021662716347339505034741299881078833300
000000160918021994228330303602416956798500103881078833300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 2048
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2048
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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