Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 298,400
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $324.34 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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1892 S $5 MS
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Base $ 375 390 400 425 485 500 525 575 650 825 950 1175 2450 5500 - - - - - -
$ - - 550 600 685 - 1025 1450 2850 - - - - -
1892 S $5 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 450
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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7/21/2003 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1755, 1755/Lot# 1722 $687.50
1/12/2009 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 321, 327/Lot# 1148 $600.30
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1488 $1,725.00
2/3/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 February Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(5), 1152/Lot# 9230 $546.25
6/8/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/08/2014, 202/Lot# 199341 $425.70
11/2/2014 PCGS MS 92   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10569 $301.00
6/1/2016 PCGS   Stack's Bowers June 2016 CC Online, 6143/Lot# 10325 $1,292.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 S $5 MS
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Base24828532737242346352758670978388694910211271269930094545670910051152631730919551
2602993423894364845466277338179079731104174728023521526678231178815945180560
000000546627733817907973110417472802352152667823117881594500
000000566668758851928997118722232905403359878937135251662700
1892 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3521
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: VF 25
Points: 423
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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