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: $302.08 (5/24/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1854 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 725 775 1050 2050 2600 3950 9750 20500 - - - - - -
$ - - 750 800 1250 - 2750 4500 - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 377
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/25/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4675 $4,600.00
4/28/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 9373 $632.50
1/6/2011 NGC Details UNC Details  David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 547, 554/Lot# 5079 $4,715.00
8/15/2011 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9413 $7,475.00
11/20/2011 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 3175, 3175/Lot# 2799 $603.75
6/16/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/16/2013, 79/Lot# 120580 $374.00
6/4/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9619 $587.50
11/6/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8852 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820110311381173120612391271130314211477175324952807342751046886333333
914111511501184121712501282134214401569200025993014398656986886333330
0000001282134214401569200025993014398656986886333300
0000001292138214581661224827033220454562926886333300
1854 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base874117012061243127813121345137915021561184726172941358153117144333333
973118212181255128913231356142015221656210427253154415859227144333330
0000001356142015221656210427253154415859227144333300
0000001368146115411752236028333368473465337144333300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1477
Owner: Lucky One
 
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