Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,211,500
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.82 (9/29/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1885 S $5 MS obverse 1885 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Price Guide

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1885 S $5 MS
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4381
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


Upcoming Auctions

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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8084
10/5/2016 MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8081
10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8080
10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8078
10/5/2016 MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8079


Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/5/2006 NGC MS 61   Goldberg February 5-8, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 34/Lot# 385 $218.50
3/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1015 $356.50
8/22/2010 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210085, 210085/Lot# 28789 $2,760.00
9/13/2010 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 2924, 2924/Lot# 1628 $1,265.00
4/10/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131116/Lot# 24893 $488.75
9/6/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 September 6-9 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1174/Lot# 4948 $1,527.50
6/27/2014 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 2537 $2,702.50
7/13/2014 NGC MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 204391 $1,017.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S $5 MS
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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: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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