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: $359.16 (10/16/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/5/2019

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1873 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 500 575 650 995 1300 1900 2850 3750 7950 - - - - - - - - - - -

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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: 10/8/2019 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 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Images
Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/5/2009 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 318, 324/Lot# 1440 $368.00
2/3/2010 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 2807, 2807/Lot# 2055 $833.75
1/5/2011 PCGS VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1151/Lot# 12512 $862.50
1/22/2012 NGC G 6   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131205/Lot# 27643 $460.00
7/27/2013 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5184 $2,115.00
12/22/2013 NGC XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 99021 $1,750.00
1/6/2016 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6488 $1,821.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1873 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1206127814101531164419412857285733403894536770778247333333333
1230132214501569174322462857301835254385593774678247333333330
0000002857301835254385593774678247333333300
0000002857317937094876650778578247333333300
1873 $5 MS S
 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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