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: $367.40 (9/20/2019)
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: 9/4/2019

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1867 $5 MS
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Base $ 850 1000 1250 1850 2850 3750 4400 5500 8000 12000 20000 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 62

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1867 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----331561284--1--------52
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--------11------------2
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Total----331561394--1--------54
 ----6 %6 %28 %11 %24 %17 %7 %--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
10/17/2012 NGC XF 45   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5508 $1,880.00
2/3/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 February 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(3), 1202/Lot# 4672 $3,172.50
9/4/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3423 $16,450.00
9/9/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(2), 1244/Lot# 13722 $4,230.00
12/13/2018 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2018 December 13-14 US Coins Signature Auction Session(2), 1282/Lot# 3780 $1,220.40


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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