Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 144,700
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $305.91 (5/30/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S $5 MS obverse 1878 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1878 S $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 425 500 515 525 560 615 725 1000 1550 5350 7750 37500 - - - - -
$ - - 530 575 665 - 1100 2100 5900 10700 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 489
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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6/11/2017 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2017 June 8 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1256/Lot# 4841


Auction Prices Realized

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8/5/2000 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions Philadelphia 2000 Bullet Sale #234, 234/Lot# 660 $207.00
6/2/2005 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 7802 $1,495.00
11/7/2005 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #61, 66/Lot# 1245 $373.75
5/1/2011 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 3057, 3057/Lot# 2398 $460.00
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121643 $409.20
6/3/2014 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4583 $822.50
1/4/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(8), 1251/Lot# 10944 $763.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820933949966102811381152115911731219129014211707216139354630864433333
858938955987106511431154116411881243133415161858275241675968864433330
0000001154116411881243133415161858275241675968864433300
0000001157116812041266137716122010334443987306864433300
1878 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027109212061221122912431291136615021799227141064823894933333
91499910161049113012111224123412591316141116011956288343456198894933330
0000001224123412591316141116011956288343456198894933300
0000001226123812751341145717002114349445847574894933300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 8644
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 2161
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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