Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 2,442
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $397.93 (2/22/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1863 $5 MS obverse 1863 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

An exceptionally rare half eagle in the No Motto series. Only 2,442 business strikes were produced, and as one might imagine very few exist today in any grade. When encountered, VF-XF is the usual grade range for this issue with only a few pieces known in AU (no mint state examples are believed extant).

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Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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1863 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1350 1750 2250 3500 7000 19000 21000 26000 36500 55000 65000 - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - 28000 43000 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 61

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1863 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----112-44511---------19
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Total----112-44511---------19
 ----5%5%11%-21%21%26%5%5%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1863 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17992072230825853223461753676282679476469201991810721333333333
189021512400279836884867567264537078816494401018610721333333330
000000567264537078816494401018610721333333300
000000597766237362868396791045310721333333300
1863 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base17071969219724643080443151586048654573748889958810372333333333
17942045228626693530467354556214682178799122984910372333333330
00000054556214682178799122984910372333333300
000000575163797098838493551011110372333333300
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Grade: MS 60
Points: 9588
Owner: Srotag
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 6545
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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