Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 87,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.97 (8/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1857 S $5 MS obverse 1857 S $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1857 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 575 625 650 650 830 1310 1500 2275 4625 10000 11500 18750 28500 41500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1857 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-125128291112212434---------132
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Total-125128291112212434---------132
 -1 %2 %4 %9 %6 %22 %8 %9 %16 %18 %2 %3 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/16/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 159, 164/Lot# 126 $7,762.50
7/9/2009 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1562 $1,265.00
1/30/2011 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3004, 3004/Lot# 3307 $368.00
5/18/2014 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 194046 $4,510.00
6/4/2014 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(5), 1206/Lot# 5702 $3,525.00
8/13/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 1282 $6,462.50
9/7/2016 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8379 $705.00
4/25/2019 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2019 April 25 - 28 Central States (CSNS) US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1294/Lot# 4778 $5,040.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1857 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1345137914421472158917491985213422712814394852545973679481959282333333
1356140014521511164218282035218024523192438354946247726185579282333330
0000002035218024523192438354946247726185579282333300
0000002084222526333570481957336520772889209282333300
1857 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1271130313631393150516581886202921612685378350495747654579108968333333
1282132313731430155617341934207323363051420552826013700082638968333330
0000001934207323363051420552826013700082638968333300
0000001981211725103417462755146279745586158968333300
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 5049
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 5049
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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