Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 633,420
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $313.96 (9/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 $5 MS obverse 1898 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The 1898 $5 gold half eagle is obtainable ease in grades up to near gem. However, in gem, this issue becomes much more scarce.

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Last Updated: 6/1/2017

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1898 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 500 575 625 875 1250 4250 9000 - - - -
$ - - - - - - - 650 1075 1525 4900 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2557
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
10/17/2004 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1949, 1949/Lot# 1812 $632.50
10/10/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #57, 62/Lot# 1091 $862.50
3/6/2006 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2006 March Palm Beach, FL Online Session #413, 413/Lot# 8300 $805.00
9/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2011 September Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction Session(3), 1159/Lot# 4341 $1,610.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1626 $690.00
3/4/2012 PCGS AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/04/2012, 10/Lot# 39382 $479.60
2/22/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4228 $3,407.50
3/16/2014 NGC MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 03/16/2014, 172/Lot# 168362 $3,300.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110113811861271130317762268398453166410333
888938955974100310331046106611001119115412141282146119402840442856816410330
0000001046106611001119115412141282146119402840442856816410300
0000001049108011051129117012431292161821043412487260456410300
1898 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177120612571345137918722381415755293333
94599910161035106510971110113111671187122312861356154320422973461455293330
0000001110113111671187122312861356154320422973461455293300
0000001113114611721196124013161368170822113565507255293300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2268
Owner: Lucky One
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1776
Owner: WFH71
 
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