Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 155,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $312.70 (9/25/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1896 S $5 MS obverse 1896 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1896-S $5 gold half eagle only had a mintage of 155,400 pieces. Additionally, most of those coins have been heavily circulated over the years. Due to this, the typical condition for one of these coins is typically between the XF and AU range. Mint state examples are rare, and those that do exist tend to be in the lower end of the range.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1896 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 415 440 465 490 510 550 585 650 775 1250 1600 2375 5600 8250 22500 - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 10750 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 394
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 65


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/21/1996 PCGS MS 60   Heritage Auctions 1996 September Long Beach Sale #162, 162/Lot# 6616 $852.50
12/1/1999 NGC AU 50   Teletrade Auction 1242, 1242/Lot# 1891 $232.10
9/10/2006 NGC AU 58   Goldberg September 10-13, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 37/Lot# 474 $380.00
5/7/2007 NGC AU 58   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 139, 144/Lot# 1729 $517.50
7/9/2009 NGC MS 61   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 8849 $925.75
4/27/2011 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(5), 1154/Lot# 6557 $2,530.00
9/22/2013 NGC AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/22/2013, 93/Lot# 103039 $605.00
5/12/2014 PCGS AU 55   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3481, 6030/Lot# 20763 $381.88


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1896 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base865933949966102811171138120612521303153119692250291039684992743133333
888938955987105811241161122112691379167720632470326343095805743133330
0000001161122112691379167720632470326343095805743133300
0000001183123712861455182321562690361546516618743133300
1896 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027109211851206127813261379161720722364304741405196770433333
94599910161049112311921230129413441458176921692592341144926032770433330
0000001230129413441458176921692592341144926032770433300
0000001254131013611538192022672819377648446868770433300
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Grade: AU 58
Points: 1531
Owner: Hoboken Collection
 
Grade: AU 55
Points: 1303
Owner: opanico
 
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