Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 117,098
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $302.62 (3/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 263
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Grade
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7/27/2002 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2002 July New York, NY Signature Sale #296, 296/Lot# 9171 $517.50
9/6/2004 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1632 $24,150.00
12/22/2004 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1978, 1978/Lot# 2054 $352.00
9/21/2005 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384, 384/Lot# 4598 $1,955.00
11/8/2005 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #25113, 25113/Lot# 13729 $460.00
8/7/2006 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 99, 104/Lot# 1194 $2,185.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42727 $352.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631505184326713009360153676951333333
1028111511501184121712501282132314101618211927843206419058956951333330
0000001282132314101618211927843206419058956951333300
0000001292134314581730239528963404477864236951333300
1855 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421589194127993149376155827210333333
1091118212181255128913231356140014911706222729163353436861257210333330
0000001356140014911706222729163353436861257210333300
0000001368142115401824251330323557497566677210333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1843
Owner: ryanrph
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1447
Owner: Scott Gardener
 
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