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: $309.95 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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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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Grade
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Price
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2338 $14,950.00
6/1/2011 NGC MS 61   Prooflike Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4648 $12,650.00
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
1/8/2014 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6740 $1,410.00
4/22/2015 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1219/Lot# 6230 $7,077.03
8/12/2015 PCGS Genuine AU   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6179 $1,468.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1877 $5 MS Prooflike
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1877 $5 MS
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