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: $478.32 (8/4/2020)
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: 9/3/2019

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1857 $5 MS
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Base $ 500 525 550 585 645 650 675 700 1000 1850 2000 3450 7150 16500 - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 322
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1857 $5 MS
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Base----1724203470123219166-------322
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Total----1724203470123219167-------323
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NGC Registry

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