Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 969,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $316.50 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1881 S $5 MS obverse 1881 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1881 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 510 575 585 700 1400 4800 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1969
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/27/2000 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 1389, 1389/Lot# 1668 $200.45
9/13/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 177, 183/Lot# 6703 $1,380.00
1/9/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #454, 454/Lot# 4306 $1,725.00
12/2/2010 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8811 $460.00
11/6/2011 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/06/2011, 143/Lot# 24032 $451.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 65   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2083 $3,450.00
6/16/2014 NGC MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuciton 3486, 6035/Lot# 20850 $522.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1881 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105110951110117311861271133318432433440333333
858938955974100310331046106611001131117712141292150320403090440333330
0000001046106611001131117712141292150320403090440333300
0000001049108011051152118212431312167322363746440333300
1881 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105111081108111511621177124312571345141019412552458933333
91499910161035107011081110113111671199124812861367158721453231458933330
0000001110113111671199124812861367158721453231458933300
0000001113114611721221125213161388176423483910458933300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2433
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1843
Owner: WFH71
 
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