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: $306.32 (5/30/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1872 $5 MS
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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
9/15/2003 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1148 $12,075.00
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2327 $20,700.00
7/30/2008 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 3043 $4,887.50
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
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
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $5 MS
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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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