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: $360.77 (9/15/2019)
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: 9/11/2019

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1879 S $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 535 600 650 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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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 759
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: 9/10/2019 1879 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1133283138123334307456216------749
----------1-----------1
-------------4--------4
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Total--1133283138123335307460216------754
 --0 %0 %0 %0 %4 %4 %5 %16 %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
10/21/2007 PCGS AU 55   Teletrade Auction 2438, 2438/Lot# 2252 $280.00
9/9/2009 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129, 1129/Lot# 1599 $948.75
5/8/2011 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/08/2011, 114/Lot# 8398 $440.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2076 $1,782.50
11/2/2014 PCGS AU 53   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10565 $385.00
11/10/2015 PCGS MS 61   Stack's Bowers November 2015 Baltimore, 6110/Lot# 26778 $587.50
11/29/2015 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131549/Lot# 23256 $423.00
8/6/2017 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131733/Lot# 25206 $408.00


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: AU 58
Points: 1252
Owner: fozzyholder
 
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