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: $360.79 (10/20/2019)
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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Last Updated: 9/10/2019

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1899 $5 MS
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Base $ 400 410 420 435 450 500 510 520 535 550 575 600 625 900 1900 4900 13000 - - -
$ - - - - 540 560 585 610 650 1000 2200 6000 - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13560
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68

The chart showing 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: 10/8/2019 1899 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----111626217214199643703808221461771141--13557
-------------11-------2
-------------72078183----126
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Total-----111626217214199643783829229263574141--13685
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %0 %2 %2 %15 %32 %28 %17 %5 %1 %0 %0 %-- 
1899 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----------1----2------3
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Total----------1----2------3
 ----------33 %----67 %------ 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/9/1994 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 1994 NGC East Coast Expo Bullet Sale #123, 123/Lot# 467 $770.00
9/9/1996 NGC MS 61   Teletrade Auction 0874, 874/Lot# 1829 $189.90
11/15/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Thursday - Internet Auction # 195, 201/Lot# 6512 $1,552.50
5/24/2009 NGC MS 65   Goldberg May 24-27, 2009 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 53/Lot# 1298 $2,990.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1246 $702.00
4/28/2013 PCGS AU 58   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/28/2013, 72/Lot# 106596 $451.00
4/14/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers iAuction 3477, 6026/Lot# 20727 $808.40
11/6/2014 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2014 November 6 - 10 US Coins Signature Auction - Beverly Hills Session(6), 1211/Lot# 8868 $646.25
9/18/2016 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131639/Lot# 27579 $399.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base92199310101027105110921108111511621177120612571326136615311895334044727704333
94599910161035106510971110113111671187122312801339142116522377371755497704330
0000001110113111671187122312801339142116522377371755497704300
0000001113114611721196124013031353147617742858409566277704300
1899 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base86593394996699010281044105110951110113811861252129014501799319442907431333
888938955974100310331046106611001119115412081265134315662264355953377431330
0000001046106611001119115412081265134315662264355953377431300
0000001049108011051129117012301277139716832729392563847431300
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 3559
Owner: DON PATE
 
Grade: MS 65
Points: 3194
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
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