Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $367.40 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1872 $5 PF obverse 1872 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Whether a business strike or a proof, the 1872 half eagle is a coin of extraordinary rarity. Only 1,660 business strikes were produced along with 30 proofs. Somewhere in the range of 12 to 15 proofs are believed to still exist today in all grades.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1872 $5 PF
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 6
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1872 $5 PF
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1872 $5 PF Cameo
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4438 $63,250.00
2/28/2012 NGC PF AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7555 $7,187.50
1/5/2014 NGC PF AU 53   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 January 5 - 6 World & Ancient Coin Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 3030/Lot# 24768 $3,055.00
4/10/2014 NGC PF XF 40   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 April 10-12 & 15-16 CICF World and Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 3032/Lot# 25612 $2,820.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4362 $25,850.00
1/6/2016 PCGS PF 63   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(4), 1231/Lot# 5594 $27,025.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $5 PF Cameo
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1872 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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1872 $5 PF
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0000001111420252594300335293740383166748656941511100
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