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: $363.26 (9/17/2019)
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: 9/6/2019

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1878 S $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 508
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: 9/17/2019 1878 S $5 MS
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Base----2828293499197176716721-----507
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Total----2828293499197176716731-----508
 ----0 %2 %6 %6 %7 %19 %39 %3 %13 %3 %1 %1 %0 %----- 
1878 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2001 NGC AU 55   Teletrade Auction 1481, 1481/Lot# 1893 $232.10
7/6/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24072, 24072/Lot# 13984 $318.55
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1366 $488.75
11/29/2012 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 November 29 - December 2 US Coin Signature Auction - Houston Session(5), 1177/Lot# 10775 $499.38
6/23/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/23/2013, 80/Lot# 121643 $409.20
8/30/2013 PCGS VF 20   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 4899 $399.50
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1189/Lot# 6785 $8,225.00
8/28/2016 NGC AU 50   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131636/Lot# 22428 $352.50


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: MS 61
Points: 1707
Owner: WFH71
 
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