Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $5 (1839-1908)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 172,400
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.3600g
AGW: 0.2419oz
Melt Value: $298.99 (2/19/2017)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1902 $5 MS obverse 1902 $5 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

With a mintage of 172,400 coins, the 1902 $5 gold half eagle from the Philadelphia Mint is by no means a rare coin. However, it is quite a bit rarer in higher grade than normal common-date Liberty half eagles.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 7/25/2016

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1902 $5 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 365 375 385 400 425 440 470 480 500 535 600 625 800 1350 3200 8500 29000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 615 700 900 1800 3900 12250 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1522
Low Grade: 45
Average Grade: 61
High Grade: 67


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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
7/26/1994 NGC MS 64   Heritage Auctions 1994 ANA Bullet Sale #121, 121/Lot# 601 $1,347.50
1/13/2002 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1527, 1527/Lot# 1026 $425.60
11/3/2005 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2005 November Dallas, TX Signature Auction #388, 388/Lot# 4216 $1,955.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5161 $1,129.30
1/29/2012 NGC MS 63   Goldberg January 29 - February 1, 2012 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 67/Lot# 1653 $718.75
1/6/2013 PCGS MS 61   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 01/06/2013, 56/Lot# 94265 $534.60
11/24/2013 PCGS MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 779, 788/Lot# 689 $1,400.00
8/12/2015 PCGS MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(6), 1223/Lot# 8276 $534.63
1/6/2016 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2016 January 6 - 11 FUN US Coins Signature Auction - Tampa Session(6), 1231/Lot# 6503 $3,642.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1902 $5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base941958974990102810661073108110951110113811861271130315052009310348177859842800
9479639791003104110681076108611001119115412141282137016732374367458318049842800
0000001076108611001119115412141282137016732374367458318049842800
0000001078109011051129117012431292143818412738424668458238842800
1902 $5 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base990100510211051108811241131113811521166120612521345137515892302323850048153868600
995101010311063110011261133114311571179122112831355144618272614382760548331868600
0000001133114311571179122112831355144618272614382760548331868600
0000001136114711611193123713141365151820642926441571038508868600
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 2009
Owner: LuckyOne1
 
Grade: MS 63
Points: 1505
Owner: ryanrph
 
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