Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 867,800
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $309.85 (10/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $5 MS obverse 1897 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1897-P $5 gold half eagle had a mintage of some 867,800 pieces. Judging by the NGC population, it is clear that a greater-than-usual number have survived in uncirculated grades. However, most are in the MS61-62 range. Gem examples are extremely hard to locate.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1897 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 500 560 600 725 1000 2800 10750 - - - -
$ - - - - 485 - - 625 775 1150 3400 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4384
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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11/4/2017 MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2017 November 2 - 4 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1261/Lot# 17855


Auction Prices Realized

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6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1396 $373.75
9/19/2010 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 2927, 2927/Lot# 3168 $460.00
1/30/2011 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 30 - February 3, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 62/Lot# 2151 $460.00
8/30/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The September 2013 Philadelphia Auction, 195/Lot# 3424 $1,071.60
5/18/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/18/2014, 168/Lot# 193669 $396.00
7/24/2016 NGC AU 58   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131631/Lot# 21483 $352.50
8/7/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131633/Lot# 26269 $423.00
9/7/2016 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2016 September 7 - 11 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(6), 1239/Lot# 8452 $822.50
10/30/2016 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131645/Lot# 25990 $493.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177120612571345141016972194349655293333
94599910161035106510971110113111671187122312861367150618632628417455293330
0000001110113111671187122312861367150618632628417455293300
0000001113114611721196124013161388160120283062485155293300
1897 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110113811861271133316092087334553163333
888938955974100310331046106611001119115412141292142517682506400253163330
0000001046106611001119115412141292142517682506400253163300
0000001049108011051129117012431312151719282926465953163300
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1609
Owner: WFH71
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1271
Owner: GW
 
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