Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 66
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
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1885 $5 PF obverse 1885 $5 PF reverse
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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)

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Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1885 $5 PF
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1885 $5 PF CA
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1885 $5 PF UC
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 19
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1885 $5 PF
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1885 $5 PF CA
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1885 $5 PF UC
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Base---------------2324---11
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Total---------------2324---11
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $5 PF CA
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1885 $5 PF UC
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1885 $5 PF
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Base11111111165421792765308038174565512658367597931811805111
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