Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 55,900
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $358.37 (10/16/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1894 S $5 MS obverse 1894 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

The 1894-S gold half eagle had a mintage of only 55,900 pieces. Most of those went into circulation, so today they are very rare in any mint state grade. In fact, NGC has only graded 3 examples above MS62! (9/2016)

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Last Updated: 10/11/2019

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1894 S $5 MS
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Base $ 450 475 500 525 610 645 695 725 1000 2250 2500 4250 10000 19500 - - - - 235000 -
$ - - - - 1500 2325 3000 6000 13500 21000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 228
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 69

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, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series, 69 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1894 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----67372621475851261-1---1-228
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Total----6737262147585126111---1-229
 ----3 %3 %16 %11 %9 %21 %25 %2 %5 %3 %0 %0 %0 %---0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/6/1997 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 0986, 986/Lot# 2001 $316.50
5/31/2004 PCGS MS 61   Goldberg May 31 - June 2, 2004 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 25/Lot# 2519 $3,450.00
4/18/2005 NGC AU 55   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #35, 39/Lot# 869 $575.00
9/23/2007 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg September 23-26, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 42/Lot# 3310 $3,450.00
2/4/2009 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122, 1122/Lot# 2816 $2,990.00
1/9/2013 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 13017 $646.25
10/12/2014 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 226366 $650.00
3/27/2015 PCGS MS 62   Stack's Bowers March 2015 Baltimore, 6065/Lot# 7385 $3,818.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1894 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966105110671084113112431345141015311774219431743363398453676938770499181235814347165233
9941056107311001168127713671450161219142521323735704445589171938442107311302115072165230
0000001367145016121914252132373570444558917193844210731130211507200
0000001388149116932054284733003777490664147449918011545136841579800
1894 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90899010051021106611731271133314501683208730333216381751586685743195881197013914160423
935995101010361102120612921372152818182402309434164264566769348150103821261814623160420
0000001292137215281818240230943416426456676934815010382126181462300
0000001312141116051952271831553617471161767182886911176132661533300
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3817
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 60
Points: 3033
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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