Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 305,770
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $359.01 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1853 $5 MS obverse 1853 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

As noted by Garrett and Guth in their Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, for the 1853 half eagle issue, though circulated coins are fairly common, 'Mint State examples are scarce, and most of the coins are in the lower grade ranges, usually MS-61 or MS-62. Choice examples are seldom seen or offered for sale.?

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 8/30/2019

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1853 $5 MS
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Base $ 470 480 490 525 585 600 645 685 800 1300 1550 3000 5250 16000 50000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3850 6500 20000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 578
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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 1853 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---271253588013215393329631-----578
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Total---271253588013215393330631-----579
 ---0 %1 %2 %9 %10 %14 %23 %26 %2 %6 %5 %1 %1 %0 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/4/2004 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1904, 1904/Lot# 1614 $209.00
6/19/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 258, 264/Lot# 5965 $368.00
1/31/2010 NGC MS 61   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2145 $6,038.00
11/6/2011 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131146/Lot# 25413 $1,725.00
10/6/2013 NGC AU 53   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/06/2013, 95/Lot# 142524 $397.22
4/14/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20722 $2,761.25
8/5/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8559 $499.38
1/4/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(8), 1251/Lot# 10936 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421502156123452585319846176644664433333
1091118212181255128913231356140014621522182224252789367152936644664433330
0000001356140014621522182224252789367152936644664433300
0000001368142114821541208425052994414459686644664433300
1853 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631421147722332464305744316400958833333
1028111511501184121712501282132313821440172923102662351550877463958833330
0000001282132313821440172923102662351550877463958833300
0000001292134314021458198123872859397357448525958833300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2464
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1477
Owner: tom7422
 
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