Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 224,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.85 (10/20/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1893 S $5 MS obverse 1893 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1893-S gold half eagle is a relatively common coin in the lower end of mint state, but in the mid levels it becomes quite scarce. In gem, this example is nearly impossible to locate.

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1893 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 370 380 390 410 435 440 470 490 510 525 575 650 900 2150 9250 31000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 675 1225 3400 17000 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1077
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
5/29/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0845, 845/Lot# 1904 $274.30
9/15/2003 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 15-17, 2003 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 21/Lot# 1161 $150.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1391 $287.50
7/23/2006 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2235, 2235/Lot# 2068 $1,288.00
3/28/2010 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210041, 210041/Lot# 20761 $1,840.00
2/28/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7580 $546.25
7/22/2012 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/22/2012, 32/Lot# 57819 $962.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1893 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11114371112053204665515977831206275443615259802612400193721
11114643711692433684945666599241722328946606181948414724193720
000000169243368494566659924172232894660618194841472400
000000113728141752258172110652238382549597103109421704800
1893 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951138120612711363139318862614526490073333
888938955974100310331046106611091161122813021373155721293497651290073330
0000001046106611091161122813021373155721293497651290073300
0000001049108011241183124913321383172223714381775990073300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 1557
Owner: tommy44
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1393
Owner: WFH71
 
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