Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,870
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $345.31 (7/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1867 $5 MS obverse 1867 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

A very rare, low mintage With Motto half eagle that is 'prohibitively rare above EF' according to Breen. Only 6,870 business strikes were produced and according to Akers' research only 3 AU coins appeared in public auctions in the 57 year survey he conducted for his tome on the half eagle series.

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Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1867 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 850 950 1000 1640 2700 3750 4700 5250 7500 11200 19400 - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - 6500 - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 52
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1867 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----331461284--1--------51
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--------11------------2
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Total----331461394--1--------53
 ----6 %6 %26 %11 %25 %17 %8 %--2 %-------- 
1867 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2030 $2,645.00
4/11/2004 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1868, 1868/Lot# 1535 $1,705.00
9/6/2004 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 6-7, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 26/Lot# 1645 $2,990.00
1/5/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1151/Lot# 6915 $3,593.75
2/22/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4219 $881.25
12/5/2013 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 5041 $3,290.00
4/22/2015 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6224 $2,585.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1867 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1345141015311589169726172885345337224055481058327340333333333
1367145015501625200427063074354338334307515163357340333333330
0000003074354338334307515163357340333333300
0000003264363239444558549168377340333333300
1867 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base12711333145015051609249527543303356438854617561070773333413333
129213721468154019042581293733903671412949486099707733316413330
000000293733903671412949486099707733316413300
000000312034773778437352796588707733328413300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4129
Owner: Deepc5
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3885
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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