Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 31,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $300.92 (3/24/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1869 S $5 MS obverse 1869 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Most extant 1869-S Fives grade no finer than VF.

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Price Guide

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1869 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 120
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/8/1994 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1994 Indianapolis Bullet Sale #117, 117/Lot# 802 $1,980.00
9/15/2003 PCGS VF 20   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1147 $357.00
3/17/2004 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1858, 1858/Lot# 1694 $1,320.00
6/1/2011 NGC XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4645 $1,265.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 53   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9436 $3,220.00
8/2/2012 NGC VF 20   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 9277 $499.38
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4989 $5,728.13
9/7/2016 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1239/Lot# 4693 $1,527.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206133313931450179926713238344738524499554468207198833833333333
1248135314121566209028603308358240684847596969467578833833333330
0000003308358240684847596969467578833833333300
0000003377371742835196639570727958833833333300
1869 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1278141014721531189527993386360140204687576370777465863533333333
1322143114921652219629953458374142425046620172067855863533333330
0000003458374142425046620172067855863533333300
0000003529388044655404663973368245863533333300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4499
Owner: Jaclizz
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4499
Owner: Lucky One
 
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