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: $314.06 (9/20/2017)
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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1872 $5 MS
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Base $ 900 1000 1100 1350 1950 4100 5250 6250 8250 12500 15500 20000 24500 32500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 26000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 26
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 64


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/2002 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 8182 $2,415.00
10/13/2011 NGC Details XF Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 October 13-16 US Coins Signature Auction #1160- Pittsburgh Session(5), 1160/Lot# 10085 $948.75
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
9/2/2012 PCGS AU 53   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2074 $3,680.00
1/8/2014 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6727 $3,965.63
4/22/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6227 $4,230.00


NGC Registry

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