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: $301.87 (3/1/2017)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1899 $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 500 535 585 615 750 1100 3400 6500 25000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 600 650 925 1350 3650 - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13223
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
4/28/2002 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2002 April Columbus,OH (CSNS) Bullet Sale #289, 289/Lot# 1780 $747.50
8/25/2008 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 277, 283/Lot# 1387 $339.25
1/31/2010 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2160 $891.25
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1247 $702.00
9/2/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131237/Lot# 21250 $544.03
10/30/2012 NGC MS 65   Teletrade Auction 3373, 3373/Lot# 1152 $2,043.00
7/27/2013 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 31230 $887.13
10/9/2016 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(2), 131642/Lot# 25952 $470.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1899 $5 MS
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Base2372753143604094374504634824945155275757601159150527893639556374881116816892
249288329376418441454469486501519543636893127419333072428062048714130760
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000000458475490508523559698102613892361335549216846994100
1899 $5 MS Prooflike
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Grade: MS 65
Points: 2789
Owner: *00001AAA Coins
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 1568
Owner: Zakmar
 
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