Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 573,901
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $437.25 (11/25/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 $5 MS obverse 1852 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1852 half eagle is surprisingly scarce in the higher Mint State grades for an issue that saw an emission of considerably more than half a million pieces. According to the Garrett-Guth Gold Encyclopedia, the average grade of certified survivors is 'AU54.'

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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1852 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 786
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
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 1852 $5 MS
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Base----1014774891205229104234131111----786
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Total----1014774891205230104234131111----787
 ----1%2%10%6%12%26%29%1%5%4%2%1%0%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10511170120612431278131213451379144215021589230826333340460360649918125713333
109111821218125512891323135614001462153118292416286937615090734910802125713333
000000135614001462153118292416286937615090734910802125713300
000000136814211482156020682525310441825577863311687125713300
1852 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9901103113811731206123912711303136314211505219725103194441758369588121783333
102811151150118412171250128213231382144917362301273836024890708710451121783333
000000128213231382144917362301273836024890708710451121783300
000000129213431402147719662406296640095363833711315121783300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3194
Owner: Ben McQuaide
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2510
Owner: BillJones
 
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