Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 30
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.92 (8/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 $5 PF obverse 1879 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck just over 300,000 mint state $5 half eagles in 1879, a far cry from the millions struck in the years following. Due to the lower mintage, this issue is not nearly as common in grades of MS64 or higher as later issues, but it is still obtainable. The Mint also struck 30 proofs, of which less than ten are still known. As evidenced by the minuscule mintage, they are extremely rare in any grade.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/14/2019

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1879 $5 PF
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1879 $5 PF Cameo
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$ - - - - - - - - - 53500 - - - -
1879 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - 57500 - - - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/20/2019 1879 $5 PF Cameo
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Base--------------11-1----3
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---------------2------2
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Total--------------13-1----5
 --------------20 %60 %-20 %---- 
1879 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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
2/5/2006 NGC PF 65   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 1195 $48,300.00
1/3/2007 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3771 $29,900.00
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 65   Cameo Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4439 $60,375.00
1/30/2011 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2133 $43,700.00
6/1/2011 PCGS PF 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1156/Lot# 4670 $29,900.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4370 $79,312.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $5 PF Cameo
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11111118982943371243984862521621086902867810059103431110
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000000117963192398345425039521642167480929810201103431100
1879 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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1879 $5 PF
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Base1111111117042241283831603777155637431904611111
111111156818832440294533653777185561857969904611110
000000156818832440294533653777185561857969904611100
0000001113620622639305235713777370968088507904611100
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