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: $439.75 (12/1/2020)
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: 9/11/2019

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1877 $5 MS
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Base $ 1150 1300 1500 2750 3350 6000 6250 7500 9250 12000 14500 - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - 10000 - - - - - - - - -
1877 $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 16500 - - - - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 46
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1877 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----2271361115---------38
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----------3-----------3
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Total----2271361415---------41
 ----5%5%17%2%7%15%34%2%12%--------- 
1877 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------12-31---1----8
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Total---------12-31---1----8
 ---------13%25%-38%13%---13%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $5 MS PL
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Base1644187219852113241732703800425544724914547658796407727633333333
1720191020282214270134473952432746195101561060556697727633333333
0000003952432746195101561060556697727633333300
0000004103440047675289574562316986727633333300
1877 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1558177618862009230231263639408042904719526456566169701433333333
1631181319272107257732973786415044334901539558276451701433333333
0000003786415044334901539558276451701433333300
0000003933422045765082552559986732701433333300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 5264
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 4719
Owner: ASK123
 
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