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: $434.34 (4/21/2021)
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: 9/5/2019

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1871 S $5 MS
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Base $ 600 650 700 900 1550 2850 3750 4000 8000 - 24500 - - - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 105
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

The chart showing 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: 4/20/2021 1871 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---5208168112114-2---------105
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Total---5208168112214-2---------106
 ---5%19%8%15%8%10%21%13%-2%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1871 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206127813451472158921132617322336833948454653677875333333333
1230130013871511176422812819337637714147482062037875333333333
0000002819337637714147482062037875333333300
0000003021353038604347509370397875333333300
1871 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138120612711393150520092495308035253783436151587597333333333
1161122813121430167321712690322836113976462759717597333333333
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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