Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 61,360
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $308.69 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1891 $5 MS obverse 1891 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1891 gold half eagle only had a mintage of 61,360 coins. This mintage is lower than all other Philadelphia issues for the rest of the series aside from the 1896. Most seen today have seen some use in circulation, and those that have survived in uncirculated condition tend to be in the MS61-62 range.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1891 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 380 400 420 440 460 475 500 520 530 550 600 850 1450 4200 14500 - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 388
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65


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1/1/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 120, 125/Lot# 6619 $747.50
11/23/2008 PCGS MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2616, 2616/Lot# 2688 $460.00
10/22/2009 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130, 1130/Lot# 8771 $575.00
2/15/2010 NGC MS 62   Prooflike Stack's Bowers The March 2010 Baltimore Auction, 33/Lot# 3798 $2,070.00
12/2/2010 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2010 December Houston Signature US Coin Auction Session(4), 1147/Lot# 8818 $575.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 60   Goldberg September 2-5, 2012 The September 2-5, 2012, 70/Lot# 2091 $460.00
9/7/2014 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/07/2014, 191/Lot# 201090 $736.00
1/4/2017 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2017 January 4 - 9 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Session(6), 1251/Lot# 6826 $2,350.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921102710511013111511621170117711921221127813261472179925193948640733333
956103510511047113111651172118212021240129413751581203929954768640733330
0000001172118212021240129413751581203929954768640733300
0000001175118712111259131014231690227934725587640733300
1891 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8659669901013105110951103111011241152120612521393170724013783616933333
8999749981026106610981105111511331170122112991498193828624578616933330
0000001105111511331170122112991498193828624578616933300
0000001108111911431188123713461602217033225374616933300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2401
Owner: WFH71
 
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