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: $309.92 (10/18/2017)
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 - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 4900 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 97
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
6/10/1996 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 0848, 848/Lot# 1884 $400.90
2/20/2005 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2258 $776.25
6/1/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2006 June Long Beach Signature Auction #408, 408/Lot# 3335 $7,475.00
5/11/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68053, 68053/Lot# 63728 $862.50
10/21/2008 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions Tuesday Internet Coin Auction #28104, 28104/Lot# 24391 $4,887.50
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
2/7/2013 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 February 7 -8 & 10 US Coin Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1182/Lot# 4865 $4,112.50
6/4/2014 NGC MS 63   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1206/Lot# 4832 $17,625.00


NGC Registry

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