Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: San Francisco
Mintage: 3,648,000
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $299.06 (2/21/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1901 S $5 MS obverse 1901 S $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

The silver issues from the San Francisco Mint in 1901 are all noted rarities in their series. However, the gold issues of this year are all far more common. In fact, the 1901-S half eagle had a mintage of over 3.6 million coins. Of this original mintage, NGC has graded over 500 in gem or higher, with the highest being a lone MS68! (9/2016)

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1901 S $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 500 535 585 615 750 1000 2800 5350 23000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 600 650 825 1350 3700 7350 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 7851
Low Grade: VF
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
10/24/1999 NGC MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1226, 1226/Lot# 1512 $923.13
10/23/2006 NGC MS 62   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 110, 115/Lot# 2139 $350.75
4/28/2009 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2009 April-May Cincinnati, OH (CSNS) US Coin Auction #1124, 1124/Lot# 3804 $6,900.00
5/29/2011 NGC MS 63   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 19158/Lot# 1251 $702.00
1/29/2012 PCGS MS 62   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1649 $529.00
4/15/2012 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions Internet Coin Auction Session(1), 131217/Lot# 20704 $474.95
10/17/2012 NGC MS 65   Stack's Bowers The November 2012 Baltimore Auction - US and World Lots - Live and Internet Only Sessions, 144/Lot# 5538 $2,012.50
9/15/2013 PCGS XF 45   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/15/2013, 92/Lot# 116762 $385.00
12/5/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Houston Session(6), 1192/Lot# 9599 $763.75


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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