Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 25,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $347.65 (7/19/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 S $5 MS obverse 1871 S $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 5/17/2019

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1871 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 650 700 975 1620 3100 3750 4750 6875 14500 24500 30000 36500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 102
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1871 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---4208168111914-2---------102
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Total---4208168112014-2---------103
 ---4 %19 %8 %16 %8 %11 %19 %14 %-2 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/29/1998 NGC AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1045, 1045/Lot# 2080 $2,848.50
6/6/1998 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 1998 June Long Beach Sale #187, 187/Lot# 6366 $8,050.00
7/17/2008 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6132 $402.50
5/24/2009 NGC AU 58   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1290 $5,290.00
3/14/2010 NGC Details VF Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210034, 210034/Lot# 26146 $431.25
3/17/2011 PCGS VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(5), 1153/Lot# 9423 $805.00
2/22/2013 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4220 $4,724.68
4/13/2014 NGC VF 25   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 186395 $509.30


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206127813451472158921132617322336833948454653677875333333333
1230130013871511176422812819337637714147482062037875333333330
0000002819337637714147482062037875333333300
0000003021353038604347509370397875333333300
1871 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138120612711393150520092495308035253783436151587597333333333
1161122813121430167321712690322836113976462759717597333333330
0000002690322836113976462759717597333333300
0000002885337736974168489267847597333333300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 3783
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3783
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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