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: $367.40 (9/20/2019)
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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Last Updated: 9/9/2019

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1893 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 535 550 575 600 800 1450 8500 28500 - - - -
$ - - - - 540 560 585 675 1230 2900 13000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1084
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
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: 9/17/2019 1893 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----3-53101913558294386134314-----1082
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-------------321------6
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Total----3-53101913558294389136324-----1088
 ----0 %-0 %0 %1 %2 %12 %5 %27 %36 %13 %3 %0 %----- 
1893 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------------2--------2
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Total-------------2--------2
 -------------100 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1391 $287.50
9/23/2007 NGC MS 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 1709 $322.00
12/11/2012 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 3397, 3397/Lot# 1274 $837.00
2/24/2013 NGC MS 63   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 02/24/2013, 63/Lot# 101214 $742.50
4/28/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131319/Lot# 21227 $775.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5202 $1,410.00
8/28/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131636/Lot# 22451 $446.50


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 63
Points: 2129
Owner: AllMightyOzz
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 1557
Owner: tommy44
 
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