Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 957,880
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 $5 MS obverse 1894 $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck just under a million five dollar gold pieces in 1894. They often come quite baggy, as evidenced by the average grade of MS61-MS62. This coin is less common in MS63, and is rare in choice. In gem, it is nearly impossible to locate.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 9/13/2019

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1894 $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 450 475 500 515 530 545 575 600 625 725 1200 3350 9000 30000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 650 775 - - 12500 - -
1894 $5 MS Prooflike
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 2850 - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3719
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65

The chart showing 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 1894 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-------21261051301081140983011912-----3715
-------------1--------1
-------------34-------7
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Total-------21261051301081141383411912-----3723
 -------0 %0 %1 %3 %3 %29 %38 %22 %3 %0 %----- 
1894 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------121-------4
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Total------------121-------4
 ------------25 %50 %25 %------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/7/2003 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2003 November Signature Sale #334, 334/Lot# 7541 $977.50
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1392 $333.50
2/1/2009 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 1-4, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 51/Lot# 1492 $1,265.00
1/15/2012 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 3207, 3207/Lot# 2107 $500.00
7/29/2012 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131232/Lot# 21284 $528.75
10/17/2012 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 25271 $531.10
12/22/2013 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/22/2013, 106/Lot# 156025 $625.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8442 $822.50
2/13/2019 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131908/Lot# 25551 $564.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656156091229172436014257645599131540224187
11111953565065235385555816158151394234938194989760711742183300
000000356506523538555581615815139423493819498976071174200
0000004285125275445605986151022155929754038572287601357200
1894 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110113811861271136318432161391933333
888938955974100310331046106611001119115412141302152319492747391933330
0000001046106611001119115412141302152319492747391933300
0000001049108011051129117012431332168320553333391933300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2161
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1843
Owner: tsevni2
 
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