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: $309.85 (10/22/2017)
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 $ 365 375 385 425 450 475 520 550 585 735 875 1375 4550 8000 32500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 2000 - 10700 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

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


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/3/1995 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions February 1995 Long Beach Bullet Sale #129, 129/Lot# 753 $220.00
7/23/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 161, 166/Lot# 2094 $425.50
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2805, 2805/Lot# 2960 $3,795.00
7/7/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Heritage Auctions 2011 July Orlando Summer FUN Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1157/Lot# 9746 $402.50
12/8/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 December 8-11 US Coins Signature Auction- New York Session(3), 1162/Lot# 4576 $1,121.25
11/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(3), 1177/Lot# 4995 $1,069.25
2/22/2013 NGC MS 60   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8077 $534.63
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121643 $409.20


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027109212061221122912431291136615021799227141064823894933333
91499910161049113012111224123412591316141116011956288343456198894933330
0000001224123412591316141116011956288343456198894933300
0000001226123812751341145717002114349445847574894933300
1878 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820933949966102811381152115911731219129014211707216139354630864433333
858938955987106511431154116411881243133415161858275241675968864433330
0000001154116411881243133415161858275241675968864433300
0000001157116812041266137716122010334443987306864433300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 2161
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1290
Owner: Clay
 
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