Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 19,763
Catalog: KM-69
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $321.24 (9/27/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1860 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/8/1994 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 793 $2,915.00
3/13/1996 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0823, 823/Lot# 848 $379.80
8/18/2004 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2004 August Pittsburgh, PA Signature Sale #352, 352/Lot# 7308 $1,265.00
5/15/2006 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 1409 $1,610.00
8/30/2013 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3413 $1,821.25
2/9/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/09/2014, 171/Lot# 170720 $407.00
11/5/2015 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 21076 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1860 $5 MS
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1860 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 2797
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 2480
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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