Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,763
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $339.49 (7/17/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1860 $5 MS obverse 1860 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Unlike the next year's production from Philadelphia, the 1860-P is a very scarce item. Most of the surviving mintage of 19,825 pieces are VF or XF, and AU coins are quite elusive. Mint State examples are very rare.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1860 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 700 725 750 975 1210 1440 1620 2000 3125 5750 6850 10000 20600 28000 57500 - - - - -
$ - - - 2300 - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 122
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65

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, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1860 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----5514111539262112-1-----122
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Total----5514111541262112-1-----124
 ----4 %4 %11 %9 %12 %33 %21 %2 %1 %1 %2 %-1 %----- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/13/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 848 $379.80
5/15/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 1409 $1,610.00
9/9/2010 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 513, 520/Lot# 7522 $2,070.00
12/19/2010 NGC Details F Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 210124/Lot# 26383 $373.75
2/28/2012 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7546 $1,322.50
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170720 $407.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base14721531147715891671174917991985227125523294394845025422693887271041633333
14921531151416161697176618612080236527993512413348095927753492901041633330
00000018612080236527993512413348095927753492901041633300
00000019232176245830473730431751156433813198531041633300
1860 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base13931450147715051583165817071886216124333149378343195212668584281007433333
14121459148615311608167417671978225226723360396246175703726689771007433330
00000017671978225226723360396246175703726689771007433300
00000018262069234229103572414049146194784795251007433300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 3149
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2433
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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