Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 75
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.76 (10/17/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 $5 PF obverse 1894 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck a mere 75 proof gold half eagles in 1894. Examples graded by NGC tend to be just under gem, and often come with cameo or even ultra cameo contrast.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1894 $5 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 7250 12750 18000 36500 50000 82500 - - -
1894 $5 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 7500 - 13750 21000 40000 62000 - - - -
1894 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 17000 24500 50000 67500 90000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - - 18500 28000 55000 - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 22
Low Grade: 61
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1894 $5 PF
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Base------------1---------1
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Total------------1---------1
 ------------100 %--------- 
1894 $5 PF Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------212412----12
----------------1-----1
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Total------------212422----13
 ------------15 %8 %15 %31 %15 %15 %---- 
1894 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--------------13311---9
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---------------1------1
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Total--------------14312---11
 --------------9 %36 %27 %9 %18 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
2/11/2007 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2354 $14,950.00
7/26/2012 NGC PF 61   Cameo Stack's Bowers The August 2012 Philadelphia ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 140/Lot# 12402 $4,485.00
1/8/2014 NGC PF 64   Cameo Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(5), 1201/Lot# 6779 $15,862.50
4/22/2015 PCGS PF 63   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 1219/Lot# 5357 $14,100.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 66   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4386 $37,600.00
8/12/2015 NGC PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4385 $29,375.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $5 PF Cameo
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111111179626163322395543454593178956076712818888409234110
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0000001159228443572408844694593357858487336841690379234100
1894 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111111128683649449849495239111682084289007991811
111111195631283932464850455239112274735686219310991810
000000195631283932464850455239112274735686219310991800
0000001191233884215479851425239114547789288149614991800
1894 $5 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111111149919892537283436394290490055637138887611278111
1111111500166221712636310238564493512160887717967611278110
0000001500166221712636310238564493512160887717967611278100
00000019991825235427353370407346965342661382961047711278100
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