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: $314.83 (9/20/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1852 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 490 525 535 600 635 675 725 1025 1650 1850 3200 6800 13000 48500 99500 - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 744
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
9/4/1996 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0873, 873/Lot# 1937 $200.45
5/25/2002 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #22112, 22112/Lot# 14208 $299.00
1/22/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 123, 128/Lot# 2126 $13,662.00
2/10/2008 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2385 $920.00
11/7/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 210113/Lot# 24600 $460.00
6/14/2011 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The June 2011 Baltimore Auction, 92/Lot# 9473 $517.50
5/30/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5008 $2,070.00
7/15/2012 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/15/2012, 31/Lot# 62289 $610.50
11/5/2015 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21075 $5,340.38


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base9901103113811731206123912711303136314211505219725103194441758369588121783333
102811151150118412171250128213231382144917362301273836024890708710451121783330
000000128213231382144917362301273836024890708710451121783300
000000129213431402147719662406296640095363833711315121783300
1852 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base10511170120612431278131213451379144215021589230826333340460360649918125713333
109111821218125512891323135614001462153118292416286937615090734910802125713330
000000135614001462153118292416286937615090734910802125713300
000000136814211482156020682525310441825577863311687125713300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2510
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1505
Owner: WFH71
 
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