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: $428.65 (7/3/2020)
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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Last Updated: 4/5/2019

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1880 $5 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 8400 - 15500 - 60500 72500 - - - -
1880 $5 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 14850 - 28500 65000 72500 95000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 33800 - - - -
1880 $5 PF UC
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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: 6/30/2020 1880 $5 PF CA
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------------111---3
----------------1-----1
------------------1---1
---------------1------1
Total---------------1212---6
 ---------------17%33%17%33%--- 
1880 $5 PF UC
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------------1----1
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Total-----------------1----1
 -----------------100%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1880 $5 PF CA
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1880 $5 PF UC
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1880 $5 PF
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