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: $298.58 (2/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $5 MS obverse 1885 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1885 S $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4413
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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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
10/29/2006 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #66111, 66111/Lot# 24571 $287.50
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
6/29/2011 PCGS MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3093, 3093/Lot# 1925 $3,795.00
11/27/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 26257 $423.50
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(6), 1175/Lot# 10289 $499.38
12/5/2013 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(4), 1192/Lot# 5056 $2,585.00
10/10/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers November Baltimore 2014, 6039/Lot# 15829 $493.50
9/9/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 9 - 12 The Twelve Oaks Collection Signature Auction Session(5), 1244/Lot# 15381 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150529363919608981211221618623
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419823263464267669486143510
00000045446948650151954363689312741982326346426766948600
0000004584754905085235596981026138924593591536574431085100
1885 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Base1111111111111111111111
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 1982
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1159
Owner: WFH71
 
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