Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 293,900
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.85 (10/22/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1888 S $5 MS obverse 1888 S $5 MS reverse


  
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1888 S $5 MS
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 344
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/12/1993 PCGS MS 61   Heritage Auctions 1993 Early Spring ANA Bullet Sale #101, 101/Lot# 903 $2,750.00
5/31/2001 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2001 June Long Beach Signature Sale #263, 263/Lot# 9010 $1,380.00
5/25/2008 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4691 $1,322.50
7/14/2008 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 265, 271/Lot# 1187 $483.00
5/12/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #29054, 29054/Lot# 27301 $920.00
11/21/2010 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 2963, 2963/Lot# 5377 $391.00
6/8/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 181468 $1,100.00
7/17/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers July 2015 Baltimore Auction, 6105/Lot# 6039 $705.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1888 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966101810341051109211311139114611851221141020292194264840203333333
983102310401065110511341141115911971284161620842345310540203333330
0000001141115911971284161620842345310540203333300
0000001144117212091347182321392497356340203333300
1888 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base908958974990102810661073108111171152133319282087252538523333333
9259639791003104110681076109311291212153119812233296738523333330
0000001076109311291212153119812233296738523333300
0000001078110511401273173020342379341038523333300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 3852
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 2087
Owner: Beau Newman
 
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