Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 45
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $367.40 (9/21/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1889 $5 PF obverse 1889 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 45 proof gold half eagles in 1889. Of those, NGC has only graded 13 pieces, which range in grade from PF63 up to PF66 Cameo.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/16/2019

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1889 $5 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 8750 10000 11200 13900 27000 43500 - - - - -
1889 $5 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 14500 31500 45000 - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13
Low Grade: 63
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 66

The chart showing 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1889 $5 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------1-------1
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Total--------------1-------1
 --------------100 %------- 
1889 $5 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------831----12
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Total---------------831----12
 ---------------67 %25 %8 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

A random selection of coins is shown below.

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/4/2004 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8471 $25,875.00
1/3/2007 PCGS PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422, 422/Lot# 3571 $14,950.00
3/6/2008 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2008 March Phoenix, AZ (ANA) Signature Auction #1102, 1102/Lot# 1513 $32,200.00
2/1/2009 NGC PF 64   Cameo Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1486 $13,800.00
1/5/2011 NGC PF 65   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2011 January Tampa FUN Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1151/Lot# 5132 $29,900.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4380 $25,850.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1889 $5 PF Cameo
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111111164421262734328436763998185557386712796011110
000000164421262734328436763998185557386712796011100
0000001128723222951340038373998370959137336796011100
1889 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base1111111111111111111111
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1889 $5 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111151520092561286036394431501556567431924911829111
11111115051679219326603119390346255228624780371010911829110
00000015051679219326603119390346255228624780371010911829100
000000110101844237727603379416748205442683986431096911829100
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