Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 112,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1895 S $5 MS obverse 1895 S $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although the 1895-S gold half eagle had a relatively healthy mintage of some 112,000 coins, most of those went into circulation. Today, this coin is usually found in AU grades or lower. In MS, this coin is extremely rare. In fact, the most commonly seen MS grade is only 61.

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1895 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 475 495 565 585 615 750 1900 2100 3000 5750 7000 20000 25000 - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 321
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66

The chart showing VG series, F series, 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.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1895 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--1-611403228751012194--11----321
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Total--1-611403228751012194-111----322
 --0 %-2 %3 %12 %10 %9 %23 %31 %1 %6 %1 %-0 %0 %0 %---- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
3/31/1999 NGC XF 40   Teletrade Auction 1149, 1149/Lot# 2340 $211.00
1/12/2005 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 9092 $747.50
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3859 $4,140.00
2/24/2008 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68031, 68031/Lot# 61417 $2,242.50
7/30/2008 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 9800 $373.75
5/23/2011 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 586, 593/Lot# 402 $690.00
8/15/2011 NGC AU 58   Stack's Bowers The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction, 115/Lot# 3883 $1,035.00
6/9/2013 PCGS Genuine VF   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 06/09/2013, 78/Lot# 106543 $401.50
11/2/2017 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17853 $840.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921101010511067116212781345137914421589205130473124322342715367770493613333
951102410561099120113001356140014911743238330733157357246366146825693613330
0000001356140014911743238330733157357246366146825693613300
0000001368142115401897271530983190392250026925880993613300
1895 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8659499901005109512061271130313631505194929102985308040955158743190463333
8939639951035113212281282132314101653226929353017341844495916796990463330
0000001282132314101653226929353017341844495916796990463300
0000001292134314581801259029603048375748046673850890463300
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 2985
Owner: Tim Stl
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 1949
Owner: WFH71
 
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