Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 1,397,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $361.30 (10/23/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1898 S $5 MS obverse 1898 S $5 MS reverse
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Price Guide

Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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1898 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 430 445 495 505 515 525 565 635 810 1250 2150 7500 17000 32500 80000 - -
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 718
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 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: 10/22/2019 1898 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1--17421102559113231661885227123-1--713
-------------1-----1--2
-------------112------4
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Total1--17421102559113231661905329123-2--719
 0 %--0 %1 %1 %3 %1 %3 %8 %16 %3 %23 %26 %7 %4 %2 %0 %-0 %-- 
1898 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------41--------5
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Total------------41--------5
 ------------80 %20 %-------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/10/2007 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 2420, 2420/Lot# 2112 $784.00
7/9/2009 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2009 July West Palm Beach, FL (Summer FUN) Signature US Coin Auction #1127, 1127/Lot# 8854 $977.50
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Goldberg May 29 - June 1, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction of US, World Coins and Currency, 63/Lot# 1519 $776.25
7/7/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106593 $367.15
7/25/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3492, 6043/Lot# 22556 $779.03
8/31/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/31/2014, 189/Lot# 211972 $400.00
10/12/2014 NGC AU 55   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 211972 $360.00
11/2/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10571 $405.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1898 $5 MS S Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base11111132055356357258159164083513842710461761319631152782444839432
11111107397556566575584607705101818263345512172971151318334294420
00000039755656657558460770510181826334551217297115131833400
00000047555956957858762377012012268398156268464133952139100
1898 $5 MS S
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base26530434839845048950251552453254455159778313092585443149707419112281721119444
2783183644154634935065185265365465666599581734320046105786868813222179550
000000506518526536546566659958173432004610578686881322200
0000005105215295405485817211133215938154790660299581521600
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 1309
Owner: johnoj
 
Grade: MS 62
Points: 783
Owner: Tim Stl
 
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