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: $304.38 (5/25/2017)
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: 7/25/2016

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1853 $5 MS
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Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 725 775 1650 2000 3100 7000 17000 50000 - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 557
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
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Sale / Lot
6/11/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4826


Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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4/21/1997 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 0938, 938/Lot# 1887 $316.50
1/9/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4246 $1,725.00
6/19/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 258, 264/Lot# 5965 $368.00
1/13/2009 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #29013, 29013/Lot# 23923 $546.25
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
5/25/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3483, 6032/Lot# 22583 $2,643.75
6/15/2014 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/15/2014, 196/Lot# 201226 $522.50


NGC Registry

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