Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 31,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $397.68 (2/23/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1873 S $5 MS obverse 1873 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Very rare and seldom seen in any condition, the 1873-S has a mintage of 31,000 pieces but the attrition rate must have been very high as only a few coins survive today in any condition.

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Last Updated: 11/15/2019

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1873 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 500 575 650 995 1300 1900 2850 3475 9800 - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 110
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 61

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 2/18/2020 1873 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12182213171115154-1---------110
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Total12182213171115154-1---------110
 1%2%1%7%20%12%15%10%14%14%4%-1%--------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206127814101531164419412857285733403894536770778247333333333
1230132214501569174322462857301835254385593774678247333333330
0000002857301835254385593774678247333333300
0000002857317937094876650778578247333333300
1873 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1138120613331450155818432124272731943730515868207960333333333
1161124813721486165319372325288333734206571272007960333333330
0000002325288333734206571272007960333333300
0000002526303835514682626675807960333333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5158
Owner: Jaclizz
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 3730
Owner: Desert Gold
 
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