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: $409.66 (3/8/2021)
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: 6/8/2020

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1879 S $5 MS
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Base $ 450 450 450 500 525 575 585 520 535 600 650 1000 1700 7000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 1300 2300 7750 - - - -
1879 S $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 3125 - 3500 4000 5000 8500 - - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 769
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: 3/2/2021 1879 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1233283139127338307555216------759
----------1-----------1
-------------3--------3
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Total--1233283139127339307558216------763
 --0%0%0%0%4%4%5%17%44%4%10%8%3%1%------ 
1879 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------4-2211------10
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Total----------4-2211------10
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1879 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105110921108111512291243132614721589207228284687333333
91499910161035106510971110115312341271137515111750232434484687333333
0000001110115312341271137515111750232434484687333300
0000001113119112381298142315501911257640674687333300
1879 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105111591173125213931505196926994499333333
858938955974100310331046108711641199129914301660221232994499333333
0000001046108711641199129914301660221232994499333300
0000001049112311681226134614681814245638994499333300
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 4687
Owner: DougG
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1252
Owner: fozzyholder
 
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