Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 5,700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.38 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 $5 MS obverse 1868 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Like most issues from this decade, the 1868 half eagle was minted in limited quantities and it is by mere chance that any high grade pieces survived for today's collectors.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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1868 $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 53
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 63

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1868 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---114959813-111-------53
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Total---114959814-111-------54
 ---2 %2 %7 %17 %9 %17 %15 %26 %-2 %2 %2 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/6/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3398 $4,772.50
1/31/2010 NGC AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2149 $4,600.00
7/7/2011 PCGS F 15   Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9744 $920.00
11/7/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Heritage Auctions 2011 November 7-9 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(3), 1161/Lot# 4314 $920.00
1/1/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 13319 $11,867.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1312137914421561198522332885324735393966468760647403333333333
1334140014821702206824503006334436814206514665107403333333330
0000003006334436814206514665107403333333300
0000003126344238244447560569577403333333300
1868 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1239130313631477188621242754310333863800449958367138333333333
1260132314011613196523342870319735244033494562707138333333330
0000002870319735244033494562707138333333300
0000002987329236624266539067047138333333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4945
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: XF Details
Points: 1062
Owner: tommy44
 
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