Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 75
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $363.75 (9/20/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 $5 PF obverse 1898 $5 PF reverse
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Description & Analysis

Only 75 proof gold half eagles were struck in 1898. Of those, at least half have been lost to time. Yet the survivors are often in decent shape, with some superb gems available, even in Ultra Cameo.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1898 $5 PF
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - 4625 6500 7250 11400 17750 37000 51000 66500 - - -
1898 $5 PF Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 7100 8100 13500 19000 37500 61000 - - - -
1898 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - 8600 14500 23500 45000 68500 92000 150000 - -
$ - - - - - - - - - 24500 - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 30
Low Grade: 55
Average Grade: 64
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 9/17/2019 1898 $5 PF
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------1------------1
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Total---------1------------1
 ---------100 %------------ 
1898 $5 PF Cameo
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Base------------123424----16
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Total------------123424----16
 ------------6 %13 %19 %25 %13 %25 %---- 
1898 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base---------------32224--13
----------------1-1---2
---------------1------1
-----------------12---3
Total---------------43354--19
 ---------------21 %16 %16 %26 %21 %-- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
5/24/2009 PCGS PF 62   Ultra Cameo Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1297 $5,462.50
1/3/2012 PCGS PF 65   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2012 January 4-8 US Coins & Platinum Night FUN Signature Auction- Orlando Session(5), 1166/Lot# 4919 $31,050.00
10/17/2012 PCGS   Ultra Cameo Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 3280 $92,000.00
1/7/2015 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 January 7 - 12 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Orlando Session(2), 1216/Lot# 4300 $15,275.00
8/12/2015 PCGS PF 64   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(2), 1223/Lot# 4391 $18,800.00
8/10/2016 PCGS PF 68   Ultra Cameo Heritage Auctions 2016 August 10 - 14 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Anaheim Session(2), 1238/Lot# 4300 $117,500.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $5 PF Cameo
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1898 $5 PF Ultra Cameo
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1898 $5 PF
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Base11111111151520092561286033454141465654866899859110924111
1111111505167921932660302136104312493259577463936810924110
0000001505167921932660302136104312493259577463936810924100
000000110101844237727603183387544845209642880271014610924100
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