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: $349.92 (7/18/2019)
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: 4/26/2019

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1873 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 600 675 775 940 1380 2650 3850 4900 9500 19400 30000 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 109
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: 7/16/2019 1873 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base12182113171115154-1---------109
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Total12182113171115154-1---------109
 1 %2 %1 %7 %19 %12 %16 %10 %14 %14 %4 %-1 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
1/6/1993 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions FUN Bullet Sale #99, 99/Lot# 894 $1,650.00
9/17/2003 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 7984 $3,105.00
2/19/2009 NGC XF 40   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 337, 343/Lot# 6290 $966.00
5/20/2013 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 3431, 3431/Lot# 2757 $750.00
9/25/2013 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5191 $2,585.00
2/16/2014 PCGS XF 40   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/16/2014, 174/Lot# 171534 $1,017.50
3/10/2015 NGC XF 40   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Portland ANA, 6103/Lot# 1350 $851.88


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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