Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 83
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $446.14 (12/3/2020)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1897 $5 PF obverse 1897 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint only struck 83 gold half eagle proofs in 1897. This stunningly low mintage, plus loss due to circulation and melting makes this a very difficult coin to locate in any grade.

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Last Updated: 6/30/2017

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1897 $5 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - 2900 3600 4250 - 6500 - 12000 18000 - 51000 - - - -
1897 $5 PF CA
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 13500 19250 - 61000 - - - -
1897 $5 PF UC
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - 14500 23750 - 70000 84000 - - -

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Disclaimer: The prices listed in the various NGC Price and Value Guides are compiled from a number of independent, third party sources in the numismatic community which NGC believes to be reliable. Prices provided are averages, not specific prices for individual coins. Further, because these prices are only updated from time to time, they do not reflect short term pricing trends, which are quite common and are often quite dramatic, given the volatile nature of the collectible coin marketplace. This is especially true for rare coins, where there are fewer sales and greater variations in sale prices. For all of these reasons, the prices in these guides are designed to serve merely as one of many measures and factors that coin buyers and sellers can use in determining coin values. These prices are not intended, and should not be relied upon, to replace the due diligence and — when appropriate — expert consultation that coin buyers and sellers should undertake when entering into a coin transaction. As such, NGC disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to the information contained in the NGC Guides. By using the NGC Guides, the user agrees that neither NGC nor any of its affiliates, shareholders, officers, employees or agents shall have any liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including without limitation any loss arising from reliance on the information contained in the Guides.

Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 26
Low Grade: 60
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/1/2020 1897 $5 PF
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Base-----------1--1-------2
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Total-----------1--1-------2
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1897 $5 PF CA
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Base-----------1-232412---15
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Total-----------1-232412---15
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1897 $5 PF UC
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Base---------------1152---9
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Total---------------1162---10
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1897 $5 PF CA
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0000001151127073409390842814404343957786983821189239084100
1897 $5 PF UC
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Base1111111133654241518756875994111791090079723111
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0000001112236574556535357895994112637827592459723100
0000001224339494871552058915994115273864194849723100
1897 $5 PF
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Base11111111151520092561286033454141465654867138882111290111
1111111505167921932660302136104312493260367699964411290111
0000001505167921932660302136104312493260367699964411290100
000000110101844237727603183387544845209658782601046711290100
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