Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,132
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $304.24 (2/25/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1877 $5 MS obverse 1877 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1877 $5 gold half eagle is an extreme rarity in all grades. Only 1,132 pieces were originally struck at a time when there were few collectors who collected business strikes. Therefore, the survival rate is quite low. Only a single piece has been graded by NGC in mint state, and it's only an MS60. As for the proofs, while only 20 were struck, a higher percentage of those have survived until today. Still. NGC has certified a mere three proof examples. (12/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1877 $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 44
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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5/31/2001 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 8996 $9,200.00
2/24/2003 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg February 24-25, 2003 Coin Auction, 17/Lot# 2038 $5,750.00
1/3/2006 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Auction #394, 394/Lot# 5261 $5,750.00
1/7/2009 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121, 1121/Lot# 4075 $10,925.00
8/2/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia Session(3), 1173/Lot# 4610 $7,990.00
6/4/2015 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2015 June 4 - 7 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1221/Lot# 5277 $1,645.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $5 MS
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Base9901138127113931886296031493868414444724935546656566616696310886148252055829016322843581739628
1039118213111557224430233388396042534626511255295976673182701219916736233773010533461370870
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1877 $5 MS Prooflike
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Base10511206134514721985309932944037432246605137568458796866722411248152792113629761330903668740565
1102125213871643235631643541413244344819531957496208698585651259117231240113087034289379790
000000354141324434481953195749620869858565125911723124011308703428900
000000378942274547497855015814653771049906139351918326886319803548800
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Grade: MS 61 PL
Points: 5879
Owner: Summer97
 
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