Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,648,000
Catalog: KM-101
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $319.53 (7/26/2016)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1901 S $5 MS obverse 1901 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

A relatively common coin in grades up to an including the MS65 level, the 1901-S is often used to represent the With Motto Liberty Half Eagle as a type coin. In MS66 and MS67, however, the '01-S is rare.

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Price Guide

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1901 S $5 MS
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Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 500 535 585 615 750 1000 2800 5350 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 600 650 825 1350 3700 7350 - -
1901 S $5 MS Prooflike
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
$ - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7690
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 68


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Grade
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9/26/1998 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1998 September Long Beach Sale #192, 192/Lot# 7128 $2,990.00
4/5/2000 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1292, 1292/Lot# 2150 $379.80
1/15/2007 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 122, 127/Lot# 1381 $287.50
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1251 $702.00
1/29/2012 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1652 $690.00
2/28/2012 NGC MS 66   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7589 $3,737.50
4/1/2012 PCGS Genuine AU   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/01/2012, 16/Lot# 44467 $452.10
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2012 May 30- June 3 US Coins Signature Auction- Long Beach Session(3), 1171/Lot# 5062 $1,178.75
9/15/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 116762 $385.00
12/15/2013 PCGS AU 50   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 12/15/2013, 105/Lot# 141755 $353.10


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1901 S $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941958974990102810661073108110951110113811861252129014501707291039357198765100
9479639791003104110681076108611001119115412081265134315362108325250237349765100
0000001076108611001119115412081265134315362108325250237349765100
0000001078109011051129117012301277139716212509359361107500765100
1901 S $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base1111112855005195325515656158111229158929193800578384251281619738
1111195356506523538555581680950134920323212446166639888151230
00000035650652353855558168095013492032321244616663988800
0000004285125275445605987451089146924753506512275441135200
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Grade: MS 63
Points: 2068
Owner: darktone
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1505
Owner: ryanrph
 
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