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: $363.25 (9/17/2019)
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: 9/13/2019

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1898 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 530 575 650 825 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: 9/17/2019 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
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Sale / Lot
Price
1/31/2010 NGC Details UNC Details  Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2159 $322.00
1/10/2011 NGC MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2993, 2993/Lot# 1927 $661.25
7/7/2013 PCGS VF 30   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 07/07/2013, 82/Lot# 106593 $367.15
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 63   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3494, 6045/Lot# 21456 $779.03
11/2/2014 PCGS MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 828, 837/Lot# 10571 $405.00
10/3/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2016 October 3 - 5 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1240/Lot# 8123 $822.50
1/29/2017 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131706/Lot# 21602 $493.50
7/16/2017 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131730/Lot# 27254 $399.50


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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