Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 573,901
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $320.13 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1852 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 725 800 1600 2075 3400 6950 13500 - 100000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 727
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 210, 216/Lot# 986 $356.50
10/6/2009 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29103, 29103/Lot# 24181 $388.70
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2144 $2,645.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5009 $6,612.50
7/15/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62289 $610.50
10/1/2012 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 3356, 3356/Lot# 2305 $500.00
10/18/2012 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5889 $8,225.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4209 $1,997.50
12/5/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9558 $646.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base110311771185123912641288129813091639182520722219248330994565568990101379121363334563467535926
112711791203124712721291130114191701190721212307268835874939679610603163152539433862350920
00000013011419170119072121230726883587493967961060316315253943386200
00000013051529176319892170239528934076531479031219718839294253426800
1852 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base117012471255131213371362137313841728192221782331260432424756591393241422221958342843552536799
119512491274132013451365137614981792200722292422281637465141705010956168002606634697359490
00000013761498179220072229242228163746514170501095616800260663469700
00000013801613185720922280251330294251552781871258919379301753511100
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2614
Owner: jacmitch
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2483
Owner: BillJones
 
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