Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 52,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $443.35 (1/15/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1868 S $5 MS obverse 1868 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1868-S half eagle is scarce in XF or better condition. Only 52,000 pieces were struck.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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1868 S $5 MS
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Base $ 550 600 650 1100 2000 2350 3750 4500 7100 22500 24000 - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 119
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 1/12/2021 1868 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2372311151116219-1---------119
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Total-2372311151116219-1---------119
 -2%3%6%19%9%13%9%13%18%8%-1%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921117012431345150221542885329436014190495270778038333333333
1004119412771397171923983021339637974444566073978038333333333
0000003021339637974444566073978038333333300
0000003158349939944698636977188038333333300
1868 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865110311731271142120482754314934474016475668207756333333333
944112612061321163022832886324836374263544471327756333333333
0000002886324836374263544471327756333333300
0000003017334838264509613274447756333333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4756
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4016
Owner: Srotag
 
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