Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 753,480
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $342.90 (7/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 $5 MS obverse 1892 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1892 Liberty gold half eagle had a mintage of 753,480 pieces. Due to this high mintage, it is usually considered a common date. However, it is a conditional rarity in MS64 and above.

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Last Updated: 6/21/2019

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1892 $5 MS
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Base $ 350 360 370 440 445 450 450 450 505 520 580 595 890 1600 2950 5900 20000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 600 1075 1985 3400 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2181
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/16/2019 1892 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1--71227129857107932777826216---2172
--------------1--12---4
-------------122-11---7
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Total----1--71227129857107942808026239---2183
 ----0 %--0 %1 %1 %6 %4 %33 %36 %13 %4 %1 %1 %0 %--- 
1892 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------213-1-------7
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Total----------213-1-------7
 ----------29 %14 %43 %-14 %------- 
1892 $5 MS Deep Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2--------2
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Total-------------2--------2
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/1999 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1999 ANA Signature Sale #208, 208/Lot# 8006 $661.25
12/8/2003 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1816, 1816/Lot# 1855 $198.00
8/8/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #48, 53/Lot# 1578 $276.00
1/30/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211022/Lot# 23082 $446.20
1/29/2012 NGC MS 65   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1605 $2,645.00
6/30/2013 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/30/2013, 81/Lot# 106619 $342.95
2/26/2015 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2015 February 26 - March 1 PNG Dallas Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(3), 1218/Lot# 4164 $2,115.00
8/18/2015 PCGS   Stack's Bowers 2015 Chicago ANA, 6104/Lot# 42730 $587.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base87499310101027105110921108111511621177120612571391144218952617338645897077333
91499910161035106510971110113111671187122313021408159321362873378754187077330
0000001110113111671187122313021408159321362873378754187077300
0000001113114611721196124013461425174423763130418862487077300
1892 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base82093394996699010281044105110951110113811861315136317992495323844036820333
858938955974100310331046106611001119115412291331150820312743362652096820330
0000001046106611001119115412291331150820312743362652096820300
0000001049108011051129117012721347165422632990401560146820300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2031
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1799
Owner: vcosenza
 
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