Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 105,100
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $344.04 (7/18/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1856 S $5 MS obverse 1856 S $5 MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1856 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 575 625 650 780 985 1250 1580 2200 4125 7500 12500 18000 28000 42500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 153
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1856 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base111415182216233215221--------153
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Total111415182216233215221--------153
 1 %1 %1 %3 %10 %12 %14 %10 %15 %21 %10 %1 %1 %1 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/8/1994 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 784 $632.50
7/2/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0959, 959/Lot# 1927 $580.25
4/23/2007 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1609 $575.00
2/3/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9212 $414.00
6/24/2012 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58396 $429.00
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 156043 $950.00
10/8/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1210/Lot# 4300 $1,527.50
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10250 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1856 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1345144215021531158918472885207223812913383849525973714487279918333333
1377146215121550167521932885217525583221420952926363767291249918333330
0000002885217525583221420952926363767291249918333300
0000002885227827363530458156336754819995219918333300
1856 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1271136314211450150517532754196922682781367547565747688684289588333333
1302138214311468158820872754206924393079403550866127740088159588333330
0000002754206924393079403550866127740088159588333300
0000002754216826103377439654176506791492019588333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3675
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 2268
Owner: Lucky One
 
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