Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,170
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $306.71 (5/26/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 $5 MS obverse 1864 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

By 1864, the Civil War had left an indelible imprint on the future of American coins and currency. One of the major consequences was the hoarding of precious metal, and the Union government had little bullion to mint in the East. The half eagle production for 1864, for example, amounted to just 4,100 pieces. That issue is one in a string of low-mintage P-mint issues from 1862 to 1872.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 61


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2/3/2010 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137, 1137/Lot# 1595 $4,025.00
6/30/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 121714 $6,881.60
4/14/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20724 $2,144.38
4/28/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3479, 6028/Lot# 20631 $2,144.38
5/12/2014 NGC   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20757 $2,144.38
10/29/2015 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2015 October 29 - November 1 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(1), 1225/Lot# 3526 $10,281.25


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