Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,660
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.67 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 $5 MS obverse 1872 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of only 1,660 pieces it is not surprising that the 1872 five is a rare coin in all grades. A small number of Uncirculated pieces turned up in 1958.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/5/2019

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1872 $5 MS
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Base $ 900 1000 1100 1750 3000 4700 5500 6250 7500 11000 15000 19250 26500 40000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 29000 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 29
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1872 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----12394611--2------29
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Total-----12394611--2------29
 -----3 %7 %10 %31 %14 %21 %3 %3 %--7 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1148 $12,075.00
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 3792 $9,200.00
3/17/2011 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 March Sacramento Signature ANA US Coin Auction Session(3), 1153/Lot# 4761 $4,312.50
5/30/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5035 $5,462.50
7/7/2016 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2016 July 7 - 10 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(4), 1237/Lot# 4469 $3,055.00
8/10/2016 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 5869 $11,750.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1749179918471895211328283149351840554319484957346064686677048992333333
1766181518631968235129353272369741434496514458446331714581338992333330
0000003272369741434496514458446331714581338992333300
0000003395387642314672543959546599742585638992333300
1872 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658170717531799200926993009336538854141465655155836661674318686333333
1674172217681869223928023128353839704313494256226096688878498686333330
0000003128353839704313494256226096688878498686333300
0000003246371240564484522957296356715982688686333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 4656
Owner: Desert Gold
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4141
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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