Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,912,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $303.10 (3/30/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 S $5 MS obverse 1887 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1887 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 525 535 600 650 950 1450 9500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - 625 725 1200 1850 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3492
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/31/1997 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 0932, 932/Lot# 1836 $158.25
4/23/2007 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1629 $276.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 649 $310.50
6/17/2010 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers The June 2010 Baltimore Auction, 41/Lot# 3676 $511.75
4/1/2012 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131215/Lot# 27632 $402.50
8/25/2013 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/25/2013, 89/Lot# 116838 $431.20
1/26/2014 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/26/2014, 165/Lot# 167310 $720.50
8/21/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131635/Lot# 29633 $411.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105110951110117311861271133316582087504933333
858938955974100310331046106611001131117712141292144118013074504933330
0000001046106611001131117712141292144118013074504933300
0000001049108011051152118212431312155019444062504933300
1887 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105110921108111511621177124312571345141017492194525433333
91499910161035106510971110113111671199124812861367152318973214525433330
0000001110113111671199124812861367152318973214525433300
0000001113114611721221125213161388163620464234525433300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2087
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1658
Owner: WFH71
 
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