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: $312.20 (10/17/2017)
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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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1894 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 500 560 625 725 1275 4500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 650 775 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 3657
Low Grade: 50
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/5/1994 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 October Long Beach Bullet Sale #125, 125/Lot# 595 $935.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1392 $333.50
7/25/2011 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 3107, 3107/Lot# 1818 $517.50
1/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1621 $690.00
3/24/2013 NGC Details UNC Details  Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131314/Lot# 20582 $470.00
7/6/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 156025 $625.00
7/4/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3489, 6040/Lot# 21597 $446.50
10/31/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 8083 $822.50
10/31/2016 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 31 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York Session(4), 1241/Lot# 8082 $616.88


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 63
Points: 1843
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1843
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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