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: $313.96 (9/24/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 $5 MS obverse 1856 $5 MS reverse


  
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1856 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 540 600 625 675 735 1025 2150 2700 4250 8350 20000 59000 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 11000 - 70000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 412
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Grade
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Price
5/25/2005 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2044, 2044/Lot# 2171 $632.50
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
6/6/2010 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210063, 210063/Lot# 24650 $460.00
12/18/2011 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131152/Lot# 28289 $6,612.50
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7542 $2,070.00
3/9/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/09/2014, 167/Lot# 175850 $2,263.80
4/4/2017 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 4 - 6 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(5), 1253/Lot# 18525 $517.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631450165825552860358348656400333333
1028111511501184121712501282132313921519195726573101401053776400333330
0000001282132313921519195726573101401053776400333300
0000001292134314211589225627583342443858886400333300
1856 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421531174926802994374250646644333333
1091118212181255128913231356140014721604205927853243418355916644333330
0000001356140014721604205927853243418355916644333300
0000001368142115011676237028893493462361176644333300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 1450
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1450
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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