Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 95
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $367.40 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 $5 PF obverse 1888 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only coined some 95 proof gold half eagles in 1888. Due to this tiny mintage and attrition over the years, this issue is quite hard to locate today. NGC has only graded a total of 17 examples. (10/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1888 $5 PF
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1888 $5 PF Cameo
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1888 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 17
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1888 $5 PF
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Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100 %------- 
1888 $5 PF Cameo
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Base--------------2523----12
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Total--------------2524----13
 --------------15 %38 %15 %31 %---- 
1888 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------2-2----4
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------------------1---1
Total---------------2-21---5
 ---------------40 %-40 %20 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/6/2001 PCGS PF 65   Heritage Auctions 2001 Atlanta, GA Signature Sale #267, 267/Lot# 7851 $21,850.00
3/15/2007 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 ANA Charlotte National Money Show Auction, Presented by Robert Korver #432, 432/Lot# 2000 $40,250.00
5/25/2008 PCGS PF 65   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4442 $35,650.00
1/7/2015 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(7), 1216/Lot# 7144 $18,800.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 66   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4379 $38,775.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $5 PF Cameo
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0000001130623542989344238463989343957786983821186011100
1888 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base1111111124443140390243084719116545791088491111
111111181526763394403744454719121827000822388491110
000000181526763394403744454719121827000822388491100
0000001162929083648417245824719143637455853688491100
1888 $5 PF
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Base11111111149919892537283436394141460456567138882911248111
1111111500166221712636310238064295495461507701963511248110
0000001500166221712636310238064295495461507701963511248100
00000019991825235427353370397344495305664482651044111248100
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