Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 50
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $384.01 (2/18/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1864 $5 PF obverse 1864 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

This is undoubtedly one of the most important pieces of proof gold in this sale. The 1864 half eagle has a mintage of 50 proofs, but no more survivors are known of this date than others of the era with lower mintages, leading one to conclude that a number of the original mintage must have been melted at year's end as unsold. Breen estimates that perhaps 12-15 proofs may survive in all grades. All proofs of this year share a common diagnostic: a horizontal die scratch below the ear of Liberty. The diagnostic is plainly evident on this coin.

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1864 $5 PF
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1864 $5 PF CA
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1864 $5 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 16
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1864 $5 PF CA
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Total--------------171-----9
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1864 $5 PF UC
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Total---------------332-1--9
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1864 $5 PF CA
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1864 $5 PF UC
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