Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 3,166,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $433.05 (11/29/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 $5 MS obverse 1880 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

With over 3.1 million pieces struck, the 1880 $5 gold half eagle is quite common today, even in uncirculated grades. However, it is not quite as common in gem as the 1881, with about half as many pieces known. Proofs are extremely rare as they had an original mintage of a mere 36 pieces. Around ten are believed to have survived, making it one of the rarest proof gold half eagles for the rest of the series.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2020

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1880 $5 MS
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Base $ 450 450 450 450 475 500 510 520 535 550 575 600 700 1000 3500 13500 - - - -
$ - - - - 540 - - 650 900 1350 4900 - - -
1880 $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - 1950 - 2450 2700 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3200
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1880 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--2-1013504296203524172105672218787232----3189
--------------142-----7
-------------7454-----20
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Total--2-1013504296203524172105672919296292----3216
 --0%-0%0%2%1%3%6%16%5%33%23%6%3%1%0%---- 
1880 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1262--------11
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Total----------1262--------11
 ----------9%18%55%18%-------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105110921108111511621177124312571345153119412451407269383333
91499910161035106510971110113111671199124812861407166821112991502769383333
0000001110113111671199124812861407166821112991502769383300
0000001113114611721221125213161469180422813532598369383300
1880 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105110951110117311861271145018432335390266853333
858938955974100310331046106611001131117712141331158120072857483066853333
0000001046106611001131117712141331158120072857483066853300
0000001049108011051152118212431390171221713380575766853300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2335
Owner: 1 The RJ
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2335
Owner: StanJustice
 
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