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: $433.05 (11/29/2020)
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: 6/8/2020

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1891 $5 MS
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Base $ 450 450 450 450 475 500 510 520 535 550 600 775 1350 3900 14500 - - - - -
$ - - - - 540 560 650 900 1900 5750 - - - -
1891 $5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1300 - - - - - - - - -
1891 $5 MS DPL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20000 - - - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 396
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/24/2020 1891 $5 MS
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Base------26215613711310138114-----390
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Total------26215613711310138134-----392
 ------1%2%1%4%16%9%29%26%10%3%1%----- 
1891 $5 MS PL
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Base-----------132--------6
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Total-----------132--------6
 -----------17%50%33%-------- 
1891 $5 MS DPL
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Total----------------1-----1
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1891 $5 MS PL
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Base921102710511013111511621170117711921221127813261472179925193948640733333
956103510511047113111651172118212021240129413751581203929954768640733333
0000001172118212021240129413751581203929954768640733300
0000001175118712111259131014231690227934725587640733300
1891 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8659669901013105110951103111011241152120612521393170724013783616933333
8999749981026106610981105111511331170122112991498193828624578616933333
0000001105111511331170122112991498193828624578616933300
0000001108111911431188123713461602217033225374616933300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2401
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1707
Owner: AllMightyOzz
 
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