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: $345.30 (7/22/2019)
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: 6/14/2019

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1868 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 550 600 650 1020 1880 2875 4200 5200 7750 18200 26000 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 117
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

The chart showing G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1868 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-2372311151115209-1---------117
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Total-2372311151115209-1---------117
 -2 %3 %6 %20 %9 %13 %9 %13 %17 %8 %-1 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/8/1998 PCGS XF 45   Teletrade Auction 1056, 1056/Lot# 2105 $1,424.25
2/20/2005 NGC AU 58   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2263 $4,888.00
9/12/2005 NGC VF 25   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #53, 58/Lot# 1310 $402.50
2/16/2014 PCGS Genuine XF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171550 $466.40
5/19/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3482, 6031/Lot# 20587 $2,643.75
6/30/2014 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3488, 6037/Lot# 20608 $2,320.63
11/6/2014 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(2), 1211/Lot# 3989 $21,150.00
6/4/2015 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1221/Lot# 4258 $18,212.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1868 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921117012431345150221542885329436014190495270778038333333333
1004119412771397171923983021339637974444566073978038333333330
0000003021339637974444566073978038333333300
0000003158349939944698636977188038333333300
1868 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865110311731271142120482754314934474016475668207756333333333
944112612061321163022832886324836374263544471327756333333330
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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