Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 1,710,630
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $304.19 (6/23/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1899 $5 MS obverse 1899 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The Philadelphia Mint struck just over 1.7 million gold half eagles in 1899. This was a very high mintage in the scope of the series, and because of that, this issue is readily available in all grades through gem.



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1899 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 355 365 375 385 400 415 430 460 475 485 500 525 600 900 2350 5900 16000 - - -
$ - - - - - - - 550 625 1000 2600 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13270
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Grade
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8/14/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1346, 1346/Lot# 1699 $358.70
1/17/2006 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #26014, 26014/Lot# 13420 $299.00
2/11/2007 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2357 $1,782.50
11/15/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 6511 $1,552.50
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1246 $702.00
10/9/2011 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3151, 3151/Lot# 2770 $1,552.50
7/27/2013 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 5207 $2,056.25


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110113811861252129014501799319442907431333
888938955974100310331046106611001119115412081265134315662264355953377431330
0000001046106611001119115412081265134315662264355953377431300
0000001049108011051129117012301277139716832729392563847431300
1899 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177120612571326136615311895334044727704333
94599910161035106510971110113111671187122312801339142116522377371755497704330
0000001110113111671187122312801339142116522377371755497704300
0000001113114611721196124013031353147617742858409566277704300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3194
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1568
Owner: Zakmar
 
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