Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 298,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.57 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1892 S $5 MS obverse 1892 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1892-S gold half eagle is another example of a coin of this era from the San Francisco Mint that simply did not survive in high grade. Few grade higher than the MS61-62 range due to numerous hits and abrasions caused by years of mistreatment.

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Last Updated: 10/4/2019

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1892 S $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 535 550 580 1000 1700 4500 - - - - - -
$ - - - - 540 575 750 1250 2450 - - - - -
1892 S $5 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 2400 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 472
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65

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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1892 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----53192419421451811271731-----469
---------------1------1
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Total----53192419421451811271741-----470
 ----1 %1 %4 %5 %4 %9 %31 %4 %24 %15 %1 %1 %0 %----- 
1892 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1--2--------3
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Total----------1--2--------3
 ----------33 %--67 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
12/27/1999 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 1252, 1252/Lot# 1925 $337.60
4/23/2007 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 136, 141/Lot# 1634 $212.75
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1488 $1,725.00
7/9/2009 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1637 $4,100.00
7/13/2014 PCGS MS 62   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/13/2014, 203/Lot# 203080 $783.42
6/1/2016 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10325 $1,292.50
8/21/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131635/Lot# 29636 $423.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966101010341051109211851200120612431312141016171749196328574157333333
981101810401065112311901202121812661345147916611820226132904157333330
0000001202121812661345147916611820226132904157333300
0000001204123112891377154817051892255937244157333300
1892 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base908949974990102811171131113811731239133315311658186527273984333333
9229579791003105811221133115011951270139915731727215231463984333330
0000001133115011951270139915731727215231463984333300
0000001136116112171302146516161796244035653984333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1865
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1658
Owner: Ed Ron Collection
 
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