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: $445.42 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1878 S $5 MS obverse 1878 S $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1878 S $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 510
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1878 S $5 MS
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Base----2828293498199186716721-----509
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Total----2828293498199186716731-----510
 ----0%2%5%6%7%19%39%4%13%3%1%1%0%----- 
1878 S $5 MS PL
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1878 S $5 MS PL
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Base87499310101027109212061221122912431291136615021799227141064823894933333
91499910161049113012111224123412591316141116011956288343456198894933333
0000001224123412591316141116011956288343456198894933300
0000001226123812751341145717002114349445847574894933300
1878 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base820933949966102811381152115911731219129014211707216139354630864433333
858938955987106511431154116411881243133415161858275241675968864433333
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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