Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 197,990
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $359.35 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $5 MS obverse 1856 $5 MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/3/2019

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1856 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 424
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1856 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1412464360901226218614-----424
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Total---1412464360901226218614-----424
 ---0 %1 %3 %11 %10 %14 %21 %29 %1 %5 %2 %1 %0 %1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/5/1999 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1182, 1182/Lot# 1896 $379.80
2/5/2006 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 383 $287.50
7/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 2079 $632.50
11/14/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210114/Lot# 26249 $460.00
1/24/2012 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10627 $632.50
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175850 $2,263.80
6/28/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131527/Lot# 21446 $317.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421531174926802994374250646644333333
1091118212181255128913231356140014721604205927853243418355916644333330
0000001356140014721604205927853243418355916644333300
0000001368142115011676237028893493462361176644333300
1856 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631450165825552860358348656400333333
1028111511501184121712501282132313921519195726573101401053776400333330
0000001282132313921519195726573101401053776400333300
0000001292134314211589225627583342443858886400333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1658
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1450
Owner: Ed Ron Collection
 
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