Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 36
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $445.00 (12/4/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1880 $5 PF obverse 1880 $5 PF 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: 6/30/2017

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1880 $5 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 8400 - 15500 - - - - - - -
1880 $5 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 14850 - 28500 65000 72500 95000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 33800 - - - -
1880 $5 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 100000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4
Low Grade: 65
Average Grade: 66
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1880 $5 PF CA
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Base----------------111---3
----------------1-----1
------------------1---1
---------------1------1
Total---------------1212---6
 ---------------17%33%17%33%--- 
1880 $5 PF UC
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Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $5 PF CA
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000000118993367418947705194533240596576866597431009110226100
1880 $5 PF UC
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000000118335913718582978813892311330610040102851100
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1880 $5 PF
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Base111111111654217927653080381745655212632488491091914334111
11111115521829237428703325406647805582716595391205714334111
00000015521829237428703325406647805582716595391205714334100
0000001110320042569297535714315499659538007102291319514334100
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