Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,760
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $446.13 (12/3/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 $5 MS obverse 1869 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1869 half eagle boasts an original mintage of only 1,758 pieces and, as such, it is one of the rarest issues of the denomination. The typical survivor is apt to grade no finer than AU.

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Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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1869 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 38
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1869 $5 MS
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Base----1174778-1---------36
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Total----1174778-1--1------37
 ----3%3%19%11%19%19%22%-3%--3%------ 
1869 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1----1------2
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Total----------1----1------2
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 $5 MS PL
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Base1749189519412072230831493800425544725089583270777646872791609847333333
1798191019852151258833663952432746785337624772678006887193899847333333
0000003952432746785337624772678006887193899847333300
0000004103440048835584666274568367901696189847333300
1869 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658179918431969219730093639408042904888561068207374842888499520333333
1705181418852045246832193786415044895129601370057725856890739520333333
0000003786415044895129601370057725856890739520333300
0000003933422046895369641771898077870992969520333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5610
Owner: Gig Em
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4888
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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