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: $306.71 (5/27/2017)
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: 7/25/2016

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1856 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 675 725 750 800 1050 1300 1700 2550 4600 8250 13000 20500 - 50000 - - - - - -
$ - - 1950 2850 5350 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 155
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/7/2000 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2000 F.U.N. Signature Sale #218, 218/Lot# 7757 $603.75
8/10/2005 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2077, 2077/Lot# 2265 $1,792.00
6/24/2012 PCGS G 4   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58396 $429.00
4/24/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 April 24 - 28 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1184/Lot# 5794 $1,057.50
8/11/2013 NGC VG 8   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 764, 773/Lot# 764 $500.00
7/6/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 156043 $950.00
8/31/2014 PCGS   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 156043 $950.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10250 $9,987.50


NGC Registry

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