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: $313.16 (9/25/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1892 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 460 485 525 585 625 850 1100 1950 4850 - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 2600 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 458
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 58
High Grade: 65


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Price
1/12/1998 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 1014, 1014/Lot# 1874 $448.38
10/21/2003 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #23104, 23104/Lot# 12212 $2,280.45
12/20/2004 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #22 , 26/Lot# 320 $477.25
6/2/2005 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 June Long Beach Signature Auction #376, 376/Lot# 7822 $3,220.00
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 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 1636 $1,725.00
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


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1892 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base908949974990102811171131113811731239133315311658186527273984333333
9229579791003105811221133115011951270139915731727215231463984333330
0000001133115011951270139915731727215231463984333300
0000001136116112171302146516161796244035653984333300
1892 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966101010341051109211851200120612431312141016171749196328574157333333
981101810401065112311901202121812661345147916611820226132904157333330
0000001202121812661345147916611820226132904157333300
0000001204123112891377154817051892255937244157333300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1865
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: VF 25
Points: 1028
Owner: Robert Baker Trust
 
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