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: $443.18 (12/2/2020)
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: 6/8/2020

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1895 S $5 MS
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Base $ 450 450 450 550 575 650 675 700 750 1900 2100 3000 5750 7000 20000 25000 - - - -

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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: 12/1/2020 1895 S $5 MS
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Base--1-611403229751012184--11----321
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Total--1-611403229751012184-111----322
 --0%-2%3%12%10%9%23%31%1%6%1%-0%0%0%---- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1895 S $5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base921101010511067116212781345137914421589205130473124322342715367770493613333
951102410561099120113001356140014911743238330733157357246366146825693613333
0000001356140014911743238330733157357246366146825693613300
0000001368142115401897271530983190392250026925880993613300
1895 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base8659499901005109512061271130313631505194929102985308040955158743190463333
8939639951035113212281282132314101653226929353017341844495916796990463333
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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