Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 233,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $298.58 (2/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck a total of 233,461 gold half eagles in 1883. Most of those were business strikes, with only 61 struck in proof finish. Today, the mint state examples of this date are quite common in grades of MS62 and below. However, they become surprisingly scarce in better condition. The proofs on the other hand, are extremely rare in all grades as it is estimated that perhaps half have survived until present day.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1883 $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 525 535 600 700 1450 2200 14850 24000 30000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 625 800 1750 3700 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 488
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/8/1995 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 1995 Baltimore Bullet #147, 147/Lot# 505 $132.00
5/29/1996 PCGS MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0845, 845/Lot# 1898 $253.20
11/18/1999 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 Santa Clara Signature Sale #213, 213/Lot# 6819 $1,150.00
5/4/2005 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2005 St. Louis, MO (CSNS) Signature Auction #372, 372/Lot# 8656 $948.75
9/10/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 2048 $719.00
2/3/2013 NGC Details AU Details  GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/03/2013, 60/Lot# 37844 $408.10
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21456 $779.03
11/2/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10571 $405.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1883 $5 MS
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1883 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 865
Owner: McKown Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 577
Owner: Gold_Pharaoh99
 
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