Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 7,520
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $344.84 (7/19/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 $5 MS obverse 1889 $5 MS reverse
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Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1889 $5 MS
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Base $ 500 525 550 575 700 875 1100 1175 1250 1380 2000 2500 5750 7700 - - 57500 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 161
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 64

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1889 $5 MS
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Base------378304310292061------157
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Total------378304310292071------158
 ------2 %4 %5 %19 %27 %6 %18 %13 %4 %1 %------ 
1889 $5 MS Prooflike
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Base------------2-2-------4
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Total------------2-2-------4
 ------------50 %-50 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/15/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 87: Lake Champlain & Colony Collections, 92/Lot# 190 $1,955.00
4/27/2011 NGC MS 60   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6543 $1,063.75
5/30/2012 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(5), 1171/Lot# 10515 $747.50
1/1/2013 PCGS   Stack's Bowers The January 2013 Americana Sale, 180/Lot# 14684 $478.23
2/4/2013 NGC MS 60   Teletrade Auction 3416, 3416/Lot# 2894 $1,292.50
8/5/2014 PCGS AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2014 August 5, 7 & 9 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1208/Lot# 8619 $1,175.00
4/26/2017 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1254/Lot# 5332 $940.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $5 MS Prooflike
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Base11311206124312781312147216171724198521132214234526483174423951377704955410416333
11561218125512891365152016531811202821472258244628233529453859938321984110416330
00000016531811202821472258244628233529453859938321984110416300
000000168818982070218023012547299938844838684889371012910416300
1889 $5 MS
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Base10661138117312061239139315311634188620092106223325253033406449357431923410074333
10901150118412171290143915651718192720412148233026943377435457678032951410074330
00000015651718192720412148233026943377435457678032951410074300
00000016001802196820742191242828643720464565998633979410074300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2525
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 1886
Owner: Lucky One
 
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