Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,211,500
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $5 MS obverse 1885 S $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 9/9/2019

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1885 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 535 550 575 600 650 900 2500 10000 18000 - - -
$ - - - - 540 560 585 625 700 1100 3000 13000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4504
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 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, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1885 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----44762043206789791621939472108102---4499
-------------113-1----6
----------2--716175-----47
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Total----44762043208789791629956492113112---4552
 ----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %5 %2 %22 %36 %21 %11 %2 %0 %0 %--- 
1885 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------11-21------5
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Total-----------11-21------5
 -----------20 %20 %-40 %20 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1015 $356.50
1/15/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 10308 $1,610.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2143 $862.50
5/7/2012 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3272, 3272/Lot# 1829 $450.00
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25264 $1,092.50
5/18/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 192843 $770.00
7/19/2015 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131530/Lot# 27432 $376.00
10/31/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 8063 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105110921108111511621177124312571345144217991985322346873333
91499910161035106510971110113111671199124812861377156118612398371146873330
0000001110113111671199124812861377156118612398371146873300
0000001113114611721221125213161410168019232810419946873300
1885 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105110951110117311861271136317071886308044993333
858938955974100310331046106611001131117712141302147817672284355344993330
0000001046106611001131117712141302147817672284355344993300
0000001049108011051152118212431332159218262682402644993300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2284
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1767
Owner: AllMightyOzz
 
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