Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 426,200
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.16 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1879 S $5 MS obverse 1879 S $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1879 S $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 430 445 495 505 515 530 595 640 1000 1700 7000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1300 2300 7750 - - - -
1879 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 3125 - 3500 4000 5000 8500 - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 763
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/22/2019 1879 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1233283138125335307456216------753
----------1-----------1
-------------3--------3
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Total--1233283138125336307459216------757
 --0 %0 %0 %0 %4 %4 %5 %17 %44 %4 %10 %8 %3 %1 %------ 
1879 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------4-2211------10
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Total----------4-2211------10
 ----------40 %-20 %20 %10 %10 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1368 $615.25
5/27/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 1621 $2,185.00
10/2/2007 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2007 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Final Session #447, 447/Lot# 9772 $977.50
1/11/2010 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2796, 2796/Lot# 1859 $460.00
2/6/2011 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211023/Lot# 25000 $460.00
6/24/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/24/2012, 28/Lot# 58111 $419.10
10/18/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 5921 $881.25
2/22/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8078 $558.13


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105110921108111512291243132614721589207228284687333333
91499910161035106510971110115312341271137515111750232434484687333330
0000001110115312341271137515111750232434484687333300
0000001113119112381298142315501911257640674687333300
1879 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105111591173125213931505196926994499333333
858938955974100310331046108711641199129914301660221232994499333330
0000001046108711641199129914301660221232994499333300
0000001049112311681226134614681814245638994499333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1969
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1505
Owner: LKC
 
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