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: $313.41 (9/22/2017)
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: 6/1/2017

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1894 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 435 460 485 515 550 625 700 850 1375 2550 2850 4500 9250 19500 - - - - 235000 -
$ - - - - - - - - - 21000 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 222
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 69


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/19/1997 NGC XF 45   Teletrade Auction 0946, 946/Lot# 1828 $200.45
4/20/2004 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #24044, 24044/Lot# 12008 $824.55
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
2/28/2005 NGC AU 50   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #30, 34/Lot# 880 $437.00
2/3/2013 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131307/Lot# 26384 $505.25
6/4/2014 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2014 June 4 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(7), 1206/Lot# 9660 $616.88
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 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base90899010051021106611731271133314501683208730333216381751586685743195881197013914160423
935995101010361102120612921372152818182402309434164264566769348150103821261814623160420
0000001292137215281818240230943416426456676934815010382126181462300
0000001312141116051952271831553617471161767182886911176132661533300
1894 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base966105110671084113112431345141015311774219431743363398453676938770499181235814347165233
9941056107311001168127713671450161219142521323735704445589171938442107311302115072165230
0000001367145016121914252132373570444558917193844210731130211507200
0000001388149116932054284733003777490664147449918011545136841579800
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Grade: MS 62
Points: 3817
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 2087
Owner: GregLach
 
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