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: $431.93 (11/30/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $5 MS obverse 1856 $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1856 $5 MS
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Base $ 500 525 535 675 715 750 675 700 900 2000 2700 4250 8250 16000 59000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 11000 - 70000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 430
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1856 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---1414464362901247227613-----430
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Total---1414464362901267229613-----434
 ---0%1%3%11%10%14%21%29%2%5%2%1%0%1%----- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421531174926802994374250646644333333
1091118212181255128913231356140014721604205927853243418355916644333333
0000001356140014721604205927853243418355916644333300
0000001368142115011676237028893493462361176644333300
1856 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631450165825552860358348656400333333
1028111511501184121712501282132313921519195726573101401053776400333333
0000001282132313921519195726573101401053776400333300
0000001292134314211589225627583342443858886400333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1658
Owner: Gold13
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1658
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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