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: $360.76 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1871 S $5 MS obverse 1871 S $5 MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/5/2019

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1871 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 103
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1871 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---4208168112014-2---------103
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Total---4208168112114-2---------104
 ---4 %19 %8 %15 %8 %11 %20 %13 %-2 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/27/1997 PCGS F 15   Teletrade Auction 0975, 975/Lot# 1982 $200.45
9/10/2006 NGC AU 55   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2035 $3,450.00
9/27/2007 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA Signature Coin Auction #446, 446/Lot# 3443 $1,265.00
7/17/2008 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 266, 272/Lot# 6132 $402.50
8/15/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 9438 $2,990.00
1/3/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(7), 1166/Lot# 6382 $4,887.50
6/4/2014 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9628 $440.63
7/6/2014 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 175403 $2,200.00


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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