Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 98,188
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $302.04 (3/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 $5 MS obverse 1857 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Despite the adequate mintage of 98,180 pieces, these were not saved in quantity at the time of issue, and hence very few Choice coins are known today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1857 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 475 500 525 550 575 625 675 750 950 1900 2350 3700 7250 16500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 303
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2257 $5,462.50
1/21/2008 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 214, 220/Lot# 1350 $402.50
7/30/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 3025 $2,760.00
1/3/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(10), 1166/Lot# 12751 $1,265.00
7/30/2012 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3320, 3320/Lot# 2143 $550.00
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 55   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2072 $552.00
10/10/2014 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15826 $793.13
2/16/2017 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1252/Lot# 8123 $552.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990110311381173120612391271130313631450165824012671332444996324333333
1028111511501184121712501282132313921519190624912889371651076324333330
0000001282132313921519190624912889371651076324333300
0000001292134314211589215325813106410757166324333300
1857 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1051117012061243127813121345137914421531174925192799347446876567333333
1091118212181255128913231356140014721604200626123024387853146567333330
0000001356140014721604200626123024387853146567333300
0000001368142115011676226227063249428359406567333300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 5107
Owner: BillJones
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1658
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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