Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 16,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.61 (11/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1874 S $5 MS obverse 1874 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

1874-S $5 AU 53 PCGS. Ex: Bass. Formerly offered as lot 525 in the Bass IV Sale, where it was ably described as, 'Lustrous honey gold with much mint brilliance and rose iridescence in the recessed areas. Nicely struck. Rare in all grades (as are nearly all half eagles of the era). One of just 16,000 half eagles of the date produced in San Francisco. Typically found at just Fine or VF, an AU-53 specimen falls very near the high end of the Condition Census for the date. The present coin is one of just two examples of the date collected by Harry Bass, and is equal to that other specimen (Lot 1199, October 1999). It is worthy of note that PCGS has not certified an example of this date above AU 58! A memorable coin on all accounts.' The description goes on to give the die characteristics of this issue, which is how Harry collected U.S. gold, by die variety: 'Date logotype nicely impressed and nicely centered vertically, perhaps slightly left, left edge of lower serif of 1 over left side of dentil. S mintmark lightly impressed, upper serif below tip of arrow feather, positioned slightly left of center of V below.'

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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1874 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 86
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 58


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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
8/10/1998 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1075, 1075/Lot# 1929 $5,275.00
5/25/2008 NGC AU 55   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4684 $3,910.00
9/17/2008 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116, 1116/Lot# 3724 $4,312.50
4/27/2011 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(7), 1154/Lot# 12048 $805.00
4/27/2011 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6527 $2,990.00
8/2/2012 NGC VF 25   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(6), 1173/Lot# 9279 $822.50
8/10/2016 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(5), 1238/Lot# 5871 $998.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1874 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1442156115891749189528853099347438384239573433333333333
1482157016421798222529563224359539724737573433333333330
0000003224359539724737573433333333300
0000003349371741055236573433333333300
1874 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1363147715051658179927542960332436754064551533333333333
1401148615561705211728233081344138054548551533333333330
0000003081344138054548551533333333300
0000003203355839345031551533333333300
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Grade: AU 55
Points: 4064
Owner: Lucky One
 
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