Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 867,800
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $323.83 (9/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1897 $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 500 535 600 650 900 1450 3750 10750 - - - -
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1897 $5 MS Prooflike
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 4285
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 66


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1396 $373.75
8/14/2007 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2007 August Milwaukee, WI Final Session #445, 445/Lot# 9455 $299.00
5/24/2009 NGC MS 62   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1296 $437.00
7/11/2010 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction #210073, 210073/Lot# 24699 $1,207.50
10/17/2010 PCGS Genuine Genuine   Teletrade Auction 2943, 2943/Lot# 2334 $517.50
2/13/2011 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 211024/Lot# 26594 $460.00
7/6/2014 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/06/2014, 188/Lot# 175404 $1,400.00
2/13/2015 PCGS AU 58   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3521, 6090/Lot# 20410 $340.75


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $5 MS
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Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601206170730804016538879521190818076
249288329376418441454469486501519543636908137321643392447362429270139640
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1897 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 66
Points: 4016
Owner: Summer97
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 575
Owner: American Freedom
 
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