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: $309.85 (10/22/2017)
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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1895 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 425 450 475 500 525 575 600 675 875 2550 2850 3600 5900 8400 22500 26000 - - - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 315
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 66


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11/4/2017 MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17853


Auction Prices Realized

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5/28/2006 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 3859 $4,140.00
1/15/2008 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2008 January Orlando, FL (FUN) US Coin Final Session #455, 455/Lot# 10327 $253.00
1/14/2009 NGC AU 58   Teletrade Auction 2640, 2640/Lot# 2156 $862.50
4/27/2011 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6555 $1,840.00
5/23/2011 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 586, 593/Lot# 402 $690.00
1/24/2012 NGC AU 55   Stack's Bowers The January 2012 Americana Sale, 134/Lot# 10643 $483.00
3/23/2014 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131413/Lot# 24399 $499.38
5/25/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/25/2014, 183/Lot# 195901 $407.00


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: AU 58
Points: 1949
Owner: WFH71
 
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