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: $361.16 (10/23/2019)
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

Last Updated: 9/4/2019

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1869 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 650 700 1350 2000 3000 4000 6750 9000 20000 23000 25000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 113
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 62

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, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1869 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-14824191798812-21--------113
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Total-14824191799812-21--------114
 -1 %4 %7 %21 %17 %15 %8 %8 %7 %11 %-2 %1 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/14/1996 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 1996 Mid-Winter ANA Bullet Sale #152, 152/Lot# 610 $4,180.00
9/15/2003 PCGS VF 30   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1146 $805.00
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1477 $16,100.00
9/6/2009 PCGS G 4   Goldberg September 6-8, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 54/Lot# 3399 $275.00
3/20/2011 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 3033, 3033/Lot# 2310 $1,150.00
2/23/2014 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131409/Lot# 26360 $1,086.88
8/13/2015 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 10254 $16,462.93
2/4/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 February 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1232/Lot# 3383 $5,170.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1869 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1278141014721531189527993386360140204687576370777465863533333333
1322143114921652219629953458374142425046620172067855863533333330
0000003458374142425046620172067855863533333300
0000003529388044655404663973368245863533333300
1869 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206133313931450179926713238344738524499554468207198833833333333
1248135314121566209028603308358240684847596969467578833833333330
0000003308358240684847596969467578833833333300
0000003377371742835196639570727958833833333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5544
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4499
Owner: Jaclizz
 
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