Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 16,734
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.60 (9/22/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1859 $5 MS obverse 1859 $5 MS reverse


  
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1859 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 650 675 700 750 900 1550 1950 2400 3700 6450 7350 10350 21500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
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 AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2258 $776.25
1/2/2011 PCGS AU 50   Teletrade Auction 2988, 2988/Lot# 2146 $862.50
8/11/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2011 August Chicago Signature US Coin & Platinum Night Auction Session(4), 1158/Lot# 5541 $1,955.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 50   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3863 $460.00
8/5/2014 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8573 $822.50
9/9/2016 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13715 $6,462.50
1/4/2017 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6799 $4,935.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1859 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1393145014771505155816581707184322332727340642754526521270143333333
1412145914861523159116741752197323982953369643594755581370143333330
0000001752197323982953369643594755581370143333300
0000001798210325623180398544424983641370143333300
1859 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1472153115611589164417491799194123452857356044574715542272763333333
1492154115701607167917661846207625163091385945434951604072763333330
0000001846207625163091385945434951604072763333300
0000001894221026863326415846295186665872763333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3406
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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