Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 4,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.99 (11/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1876 S $5 MS obverse 1876 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

From a small mintage of 4,000 pieces. scarce surviving examples are mostly well-circulated. In fact, only one uncirculated example has ever been certified, an amazing gem MS65 from Garrett Collection. Curiously, all known examples have an "earring," a small, round incuse mark on Liberty's ear lobe.


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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1876 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22
Low Grade: G
Average Grade: 45
High Grade: 65


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1/12/1998 PCGS VF 35   Teletrade Auction 1014, 1014/Lot# 1866 $1,477.00
12/7/2004 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24122, 24122/Lot# 14722 $9,171.25
1/3/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 3496 $8,050.00
4/26/2006 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 April (CSNS) Signature Auction #404, 404/Lot# 2794 $9,775.00
8/4/2008 NGC F 12   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 271, 277/Lot# 1509 $2,012.50
1/5/2011 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5119 $12,650.00
3/31/2011 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 6541 $14,950.00
1/4/2017 NGC VF 30   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6815 $2,232.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1876 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1749198522332552291342394769531159276644776233333333333
1828206823392672335544164950551661667017776233333333330
0000004950551661667017776233333333300
0000005130572264057389776233333333300
1876 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1658188621242433278140644578510457026400748733333333333
1734196522272549320942354753530359356762748733333333330
0000004753530359356762748733333333300
0000004929550361677125748733333333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 7487
Owner: Lucky One
 
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