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: $306.71 (5/27/2017)
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
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 525 535 600 675 1000 1200 3150 7250 - - - -
$ - - - - - - 625 750 1100 1450 4000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4422
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
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Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/20/2005 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2055, 2055/Lot# 2272 $374.00
3/27/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 80, 85/Lot# 1015 $356.50
10/23/2008 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2008 October Dallas, TX Signature US Coin Auction #1117, 1117/Lot# 2132 $1,322.50
9/2/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2088 $517.50
10/14/2012 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/14/2012, 44/Lot# 79764 $470.80
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8086 $648.60
3/10/2013 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131312/Lot# 26134 $1,775.43
7/27/2013 NGC MS 61   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31223 $418.30
7/9/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 July 9 - 12 Summer FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Summer FUN Session(3), 1222/Lot# 4487 $1,762.50
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8263 $949.40


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1885 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105110951110117311861271136317071886308044993333
858938955974100310331046106611001131117712141302147817672284355344993330
0000001046106611001131117712141302147817672284355344993300
0000001049108011051152118212431332159218262682402644993300
1885 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333352756363570510361216144715831969261439354565713810681121783948168532118748
333178539587658815109612931492171221843054414554238319111802127949165852710
00000065881510961293149217122184305441455423831911180212794916500
00000068292611561370153818402399349543556280950011679303805884800
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Grade: MS 64 PL
Points: 4565
Owner: physics-fan3.14
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2284
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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