Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 601,440
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
Link to this coin

1885 $5 MS obverse 1885 $5 MS reverse
Expand All    Collapse All

Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint produced a healthy mintage of just over 600,000 $5 gold half eagles in 1885. In addition, 66 proofs were also struck. The business strike issues are very common through MS64, but gem coins are extremely rare. It is believed that perhaps 25 or so proofs still exist, and NGC has only certified a mere 19 pieces, some of which are likely resubmissions. (11/2016)

GRADE SUMMARY

Loading... Working...

Use the scroll bar at the bottom of this box to view a summary of the NGC Price Guide, NGC Census, Auction Prices Realized and NGC Registry Scores for each grade.

There was no data found for this Coin.

Select Designation

 
NGC PRICE GUIDE
NGC CENSUS
AUCTION PRICES REALIZED
NGC REGISTRY
SCORE
FIND IT ON EBAY

Select Grade

Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/8/2020

Click on a price to see historical prices, comparison charts and trends.

1885 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 450 450 450 450 475 500 510 520 535 550 575 600 675 1300 10000 - - - - -
$ - - - - 540 - - 630 800 1700 - - - -
1885 $5 MS PL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1550 - 4850 6000 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 5250 - - - - -
1885 $5 MS DPL
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 5500 - - - - - - - -

NGC Price and Value Guides Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1470
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1885 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base11--2319164318645345392270123141----1452
-------------134------8
-------------592------16
-----------------------
Total11--2319164318645345398282129141----1476
 0%0%--0%0%0%1%1%3%13%3%23%27%19%9%1%0%---- 
1885 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------23542------16
-------------11-------2
--------------1-------1
-----------------------
Total-----------23662------19
 -----------11%16%32%32%11%------ 
1885 $5 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------11-------2
-----------------------
-----------------------
-----------------------
Total-------------11-------2
 -------------50%50%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105110921108111511621177124312571366151417992345531133333
91499910161035106510971110113111671199124812931415160919813334531133333
0000001110113111671199124812931415160919813334531133300
0000001113114611721221125213301465170421634322531133300
1885 $5 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base949107510941111113811811198120612561271134013561471162819282503559833333
991108111001120115211871201122312611294134513941523172821203535559833333
0000001201122312611294134513941523172821203535559833300
0000001203123912661317135114331576182823114566559833300
1885 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105110951110117311861290143317072233510433333
858938955974100310331046106611001131117712211338152418823190510433333
0000001046106611001131117712211338152418823190510433300
0000001049108011051152118212551385161620584147510433300
Registry Image Gallery
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2233
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1707
Owner: Tim Stl
 
View the Registry Image Gallery

Related Articles

There are no related articles for this coin.

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

NGC Auction Central Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The auction prices realized listed in the NGC Auction Central are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. The auction data listed by NGC may occasionally contain typographical or input errors that can result in incorrect prices realized appearing on the NGC website. Therefore, the prices realized listed in NGC Auction Central are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and facts that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and – when appropriate – expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Auction Central. By using the NGC Auction Central, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the NGC Auction Central.