Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 301,920
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $320.76 (8/25/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1879 $5 MS obverse 1879 $5 MS reverse


  
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1879 $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 425 500 515 525 535 565 600 680 800 1875 4250 11500 26500 - - - -
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1879 $5 MS Prooflike
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 682
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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9/10/1993 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #114, 114/Lot# 787 $1,705.00
7/28/1999 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1192, 1192/Lot# 1970 $295.40
6/3/2003 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23062, 23062/Lot# 11912 $287.50
2/23/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 February Long Beach Signature Sale #366, 366/Lot# 7846 $3,000.35
10/18/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 187, 193/Lot# 5820 $230.00
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5188 $4,288.75
4/13/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/13/2014, 181/Lot# 187435 $8,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $5 MS
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Base237275314360409477532586655699762802829990208734474912673610228157262446127346
249288329376431495550609669720775811882135525403935552079001206018637254220
00000055060966972077581188213552540393555207900120601863700
00000056863268474178882093617212993442361289064138932154900
1879 $5 MS Prooflike
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