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: $431.93 (11/30/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Link to this coin

1853 $5 MS obverse 1853 $5 MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

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.?

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2020

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1853 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 500 525 535 600 725 750 775 685 1050 1300 1550 3000 5250 16000 50000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 3850 6500 20000 - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 581
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: 11/24/2020 1853 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---271354588113215583229631-----581
-----------------------
-------------1--------1
-----------------------
Total---271354588113215583230631-----582
 ---0%1%2%9%10%14%23%27%1%5%5%1%1%0%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1853 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421502156123452585319846176644664433333
1091118212181255128913231356140014621522182224252789367152936644664433333
0000001356140014621522182224252789367152936644664433300
0000001368142114821541208425052994414459686644664433300
1853 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631421147722332464305744316400958833333
1028111511501184121712501282132313821440172923102662351550877463958833333
0000001282132313821440172923102662351550877463958833300
0000001292134314021458198123872859397357448525958833300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2464
Owner: Coin*Cat
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2464
Owner: Lucky One
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.