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: $409.06 (6/5/2020)
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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Last Updated: 9/9/2019

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1864 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 58
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 61

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 6/2/2020 1864 $5 MS
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Total---122108617813---------58
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