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: $345.31 (7/21/2019)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/12/2019

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1894 S $5 MS
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Base $ 435 460 485 555 595 635 700 850 1350 2550 2850 4750 9700 19500 - - - - 235000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 21000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 226
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: 7/16/2019 1894 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----67372621475651261-1---1-226
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Total----6737262147565126111---1-227
 ----3 %3 %16 %11 %9 %21 %25 %2 %5 %3 %0 %0 %0 %---0 %- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
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Sale / Lot
Price
4/20/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24044, 24044/Lot# 12008 $824.55
6/30/2004 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 1903, 1903/Lot# 1616 $374.00
2/28/2005 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #30, 34/Lot# 880 $437.00
5/27/2007 PCGS AU 50   Goldberg May 27-30, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 41/Lot# 546 $368.00
5/27/2009 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2009 May Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1125, 1125/Lot# 8900 $661.25
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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