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: $310.31 (10/23/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1885 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 500 560 575 700 1000 2600 8250 - - - -
$ - - - - 480 - - 600 775 1150 3400 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4438
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
7/31/1993 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1993 ANA Sale #107, 107/Lot# 7365 $2,860.00
6/6/1998 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1998 June Long Beach Sale #187, 187/Lot# 6380 $2,875.00
6/28/2000 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #20071, 20071/Lot# 1265 $460.00
7/22/2001 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1462, 1462/Lot# 1222 $316.50
3/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1015 $356.50
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2144 $437.00
11/27/2011 PCGS Genuine Genuine   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 11/27/2011, 146/Lot# 26257 $423.50
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8086 $648.60


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: 1707
Owner: WFH71
 
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