Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 160,675
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $428.65 (7/9/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 $5 MS obverse 1854 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

From an original mintage of 160,675 pieces comes this underappreciated Half Eagle rarity. More difficult to locate than the 1843, 1847, 1851, 1852, 1853, and 1860 among No Motto Liberty Fives from the Philadelphia Mint, the 1854 is usually encountered in VF or XF grades. The limited number of Mint State examples extant seem to be clustered around the MS62 level.

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Last Updated: 4/17/2020

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1854 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 635 685 725 750 875 1150 2000 2700 3450 9000 19900 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 404
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1854 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1510304747821292181797------404
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Total---1510304748821292181797------405
 ---0%1%2%7%12%12%20%32%0%4%4%2%2%------ 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base874117012061243127813121345137915021561184726172941358153117144333333
973118212181255128913231356142015221656210427253154415859227144333330
0000001356142015221656210427253154415859227144333300
0000001368146115411752236028333368473465337144333300
1854 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820110311381173120612391271130314211477175324952807342751046886333333
914111511501184121712501282134214401569200025993014398656986886333330
0000001282134214401569200025993014398656986886333300
0000001292138214581661224827033220454562926886333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3427
Owner: ASK123
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1753
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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