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: $450.95 (9/25/2020)
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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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/22/2020 1872 $5 PF
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1872 $5 PF CA
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1872 $5 PF UC
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1872 $5 PF
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